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Magnetically coupled system for mixing

United States Patent

April 1, 2014
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The invention provides a mixing system comprising a magnetically coupled drive system and a foil for cultivating algae, or cyanobacteria, in an open or enclosed vessel. The invention provides effective mixing, low energy usage, low capital expenditure, and ease of drive system component maintenance while maintaining the integrity of a sealed mixing vessel.
Miller, III; Harlan (Fort Myers, FL), Meichel; George (Fort Myers, FL), Legere; Edward (Lake Worth, FL), Malkiel; Edwin (Naples, FL), Woods; Robert Paul (Naples, FL), Ashley; Oliver (Fort Myers, FL), Katz; Joseph (Baltimore, MD), Ward; Jason (Fort Myers, FL), Petersen; Paul (West Palm Beach, FL)
Algenol Biofuels Inc. (Fort Myers, FL)
13/ 765,580
February 12, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made in part with United States government support under the Department of Energy grant number DE-EE0002867. The government has certain rights in this invention.