Diversified Technologies, Inc. Installed a PEF (Pulsed Electric Field) Predator Control System for Algae at AzCATI Lab

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Funded by a USDA NIFA SBIR, Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) has installed a PEF (Pulsed Electric Field) predator control system for algae at AzCATI to facilitate process development and trials for those involved with algal and predator control applications.

Algae ponds at AzCATI where Diversified Technologies, Inc. has installed a PEF Predator Control System to kill microorganisms without killing the algae.

Shown here are algae ponds at AzCATI where Diversified Technologies has installed a Pulsed Electric Field Predator Control System there to facilitate process development and trials.

. PEF is a non-chemical, low energy and GRAS (generally recognized as safe) way to kill predators without harming algae. Trials can be run at AzCATI for companies and institutions growing or using algae as nutritionals, lipids, and biofuels.

Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) has installed a PEF (Pulsed Electric Field) predator control system for algae at AzCATI, the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation at ASU. Funded by a USDA NIFA SBIR, the purpose of the system is to facilitate process development and trials for those involved with algal and predator control applications.

Algae ponds get up to 50% consumed by predators and the challenge of algal predator control is to kill microorganisms without killing the algae and to do it for a reasonable cost. PEF is a non-chemical, low energy and GRAS (generally recognized as safe) way to kill predators without harming algae. Trials can be run at AzCATI for companies and institutions growing or using algae as nutritionals, lipids, and biofuels.

According to Michael Kempkes, VP of Marketing, “PEF in algae predator control performs like a swimming pool filter to create a low cost way of protecting algae crops. The cost is about $10.00 per day for a million liter pond which is inconsequential relative to the value of algae being saved.”

For more information contact:

Diversified Technologies, Inc.
Michael A. Kempkes, VP of Marketing
35 Wiggins Ave.
Bedford, MA 01730-2345
(781) 275-9444 x211 FAX (781) 275-6081
e-mail: kempkes@divtecs.com
http://www.divtecs.com

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