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Microalgal Biomass Production in Testbeds Using Wastewater (Institute of Engineering)

Researchers  from  ASU’s  Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) and UNAM’s Institute of Engineering are progressing on their joint microalgae project. A team from UNAM visited ASU’s AzCATI to learn different methods to implement on campus―optical density, dry weight, among others― how to conduct microscopic observations, enumeration of contaminants, pond sampling and operation procedures.  Additionally, AzCATI team members visited Juriquilla, Queretaro to install two open-raceway ponds and trained personnel on monitoring systems and Aqua Manager Software. Among next steps, AzCATI and UNAM researchers are working on experimental designs to run polycultures at both universities. 

ASU Program Owner(s) 

Gary Dirks 
Director, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and LightWorks
gary.dirks@asu.edu 
Bio: https://sustainability.asu.edu/people/persbio.php?pid=4456
Related Link(s):
http://asulightworks.com

John McGowen
Director of Operations, Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3)
John.McGowen@asu.edu
Bio: http://atp3.org/about-us
Related Link(s):
http://atp3.org

Thomas Dempster
Associate Research Professor
Thomas.Dempster@asu.edu
Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) at Arizona State University

Sarah Kempkes
Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) at Arizona State University

Theresa Rosov
Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) at Arizona State University

Mexican Program Partner(s)

Adalberto Noyola
Investigador, UNAM Instituto de Ingeniería
noyola@pumas.iingen.unam.mx
Bio: http://www.iingen.unam.mx/es-mx/Investigacion/Coordinacion/IngenieriaAmb...

Germán Buitrón
Coordinador del Laboratorio de Investigación den Proceso Avanzados de Tratamiento de Aguas (LIPITA)
Unidad Académica Juriquilla del Instituto de Ingeniería UNAM
Bio: http://www.iingen.unam.mx/es-mx/BancoDeInformacion/Entrevistas/Paginas/GermanBuitronMendez.aspx
Related Link(s):
http://www.iingen.unam.mx/es-mx/Paginas/default.aspx

Julian Carrillo
Unidad Académica Juriquilla del Instituto de Ingeniería UNAM

Gloria Moreno
Unidad Académica Juriquilla del Instituto de Ingeniería UNAM