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Enhanced practical photosynthetic CO2 mitigation

United States Patent

December 23, 2003
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This process is unique in photosynthetic carbon sequestration. An on-site biological sequestration system directly decreases the concentration of carbon-containing compounds in the emissions of fossil generation units. In this process, photosynthetic microbes are attached to a growth surface arranged in a containment chamber that is lit by solar photons. A harvesting system ensures maximum organism growth and rate of CO.sub.2 uptake. Soluble carbon and nitrogen concentrations delivered to the cyanobacteria are enhanced, further increasing growth rate and carbon utilization.
Bayless; David J. (Athens, OH), Vis-Chiasson; Morgan L. (Athens, OH), Kremer; Gregory G. (Athens, OH)
Ohio University (Athens, OH)
09/ 908,369
July 18, 2001
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has a paid up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Program Solicitation Number DE-PS26-99FT40613 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.