This process is unique in photosynthetic carbon sequestration. An on-site biological sequestration system directly decreases the concentration of carbon-containing compounds in the emissions of fossil generation units. In this process, photosynthetic microbes are attached to a growth surface arranged in a containment chamber that is lit by solar photons. A harvesting system ensures maximum organism growth and rate of CO2 uptake. Soluble carbon and nitrogen concentrations delivered to the cyanobacteria are enhanced, further increasing growth rate and carbon utilization.
D. J. Bayless et al., "Enhanced Practical Photosynthetic CO₂ Mitigation," U.S. Patents, Dec 2003.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Patent Application Number
US 6,667,171 B2
23 Dec 2003