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Título: Design and Development of a Solar Dryer for Microalgae Retrieval - An EPS@ISEP 2013 Spring Project
Autor: Brygider, Aleksandra
Marciniak, Bartlomiej
Verbraeken, Bénédicte
Ahlskog, Paul
Petersen, Sven
Malheiro, Benedita
Ribeiro, Maria Cristina
Silva, Manuel
Caetano, Nídia Sá
Ferreira, Paulo
Guedes, Pedro
Palavras-chave: Microalgae
Dryer
Energy-efficient
Solar power
Sustainability
Data: 2015
Editora: ACM
Citação: Aleksandra Brygider; Bartlomiej Marciniak; Bénédicte Verbraeken; Paul Ahlskog; Sven Petersen; Benedita Malheiro; Maria Cristina Ribeiro; Manuel Silva; Nídia Sá Caetano; Paulo Ferreira; Pedro Guedes. Design and Development of a Solar Dryer for Microalgae Retrieval - An EPS@ISEP 2013 Spring Project, Trabalho apresentado em Third Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality, In Proceedings of TEEM'15 - Third Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality, Porto, 2015.
Relatório da Série N.º: TEEM'15;
Resumo: Currently excessive fossil fuel consumption has become a serious problem. People are searching for new solutions of energy production and there are several options to obtain alternative sources of energy without further devastating the already destroyed environment. One of these solutions is growing microalgae, from which biodiesel can be obtained. The microalgae production is a growing business because of its many useful compounds. In order to collect these compounds microalgae must first be harvested and then dried. Nowadays the solutions used for drying use too much energy and therefore are too expensive and not sustainable. The goal of this project, one of the possible choices during the EPS@ISEP 2013 Spring, was to develop a solar microalgae dryer. The multinational team involved in its development was composed of five students, from distinct countries and fields of study, and was the responsible for designing a solar microalgae dryer prototype for the microalgae laboratory of the chemical engineering department at ISEP, suitable for future tests and incorporating control process (in order not to destroy the microalgae during the drying process). The solar microalgae dryer was built to work as a distiller that gets rid of the excess water from the microalgae suspension. This paper presents a possible solution for this problem, the steps to create the device to harvest the microalgae by drying them with the use of solar energy (also used as an energy source for the solar dryer control system), the technologies used to build the solar microalgae dryer, and the benefits it presents compared to current solutions. It also presents the device from the ethical and sustainable viewpoint. Such alternative to already existing methods is competitive as far as energy usage is concerned.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/6811
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2808580.2808661
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3442-6
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