I’m researching the organic carbon produced by algae. To collect samples of this excreted organic carbon, I push my algae culture through a filter with holes that are 250 times smaller than the width of a human hair.
“No-poo” has become a trending alternative to using commercial shampoos. People have many reasons for turning to alternative hair washing options, and one of these is the fact that most of our shampoo ingredients will eventually end up in the environment from either treated wastewater or biosolids. So I decided to try no-poo for myself, but the experience was less simple than I’d imagined.
Last month I attended the Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego, where I learned from “algae farmers” and visited a facility that produces algae nutrient supplements. This post includes a video of photos and clips from my trip to San Diego.
Come along on a walking tour of the the Beaufort wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).
The Duke Marine Lab participated in Ocean Sampling Day on the 2014 summer solstice by sampling coastal waters from Pivers Island in Beaufort, NC.
The risks and rewards of growing genetically modified algae for biofuels.
Abundant waste sources can serve a new purpose and be used to grow algae for biofuels. This post lists a sample of some of these waste sources, have you heard of all of them?
My experience at Duke’s monthly Energy Mix, and how it prompted me to learn more about fracking and its current state in North Carolina.