Bio fuel researchers
Health food enthusiasts
Once again, David Sieg has composed and excellent guide, this time focusing on open ponds for growing algae, whether for fuel, food, animal feed, fertilizer, or even cosmetics. He covers the range from home use to large-scale commercial systems, from a distributed and survival perspective; yet practical enough for modern implementation -- a hallmark of true sustainable principles.
We'll be consulting this guide in the Safe Haven Villages (.org) intention community I'm involved with. In a day when central authority is growing more tenuous, the ability to do things in a distributed model is growing increasingly vital; and it just makes more sense from a seventh-generation sustainability point of view, while still being profitable in today's economy.
In fact you might consider this as a career that will not only survive the downturn, but help you and many others make it through the worst of times to come; all while pioneering a future industry.
Yes it does make sense and is very clear. I am a Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering specialized in chemical and biochemical reactors, I have over 400 papers, 4 patents and 4 books...I like your simple books to the ordinary person
Partial Table of Contents
Book One: About Algae and Open Ponds
David really knows what he’s talking about when it comes to biodiesel. And his new book “Building Open Ponds” shows it... it’s 277 pages jam packed with tons of great information from growing algae in an old bathtub to large scale algae farms. Great details and pictures to make it as easy as pie even for the novice. David really goes the whole nine yards when he writes a book!
Book Two: The “Down and Dirty” Guide to Building Open Ponds at Home
Book Three: Commercial Open Ponds.
· Helpful knowledge in the physiology and biochemistry of algae
· The basic flow, size and mechanics of your algal pond
· Up scaling Algae Cultures.
· The Chemical composition for your algal pond
o pH Values
o Aeration and Mixing Of Algae
o Temperature of the Pond
o Use Paddle-wheels for the Following reasons
|I can't say enough about the quality information you have presented here and the fact that I can visualize making any one of the systems from the information you have given me in the book is a powerful motivator.|
2 extremely hard to find bonus books with over 234 pages of extra material in .pdf format for immediate reading
One of the most comprehensive treatments of all aspects of a commercial open pond, including equipment lists and cost breakdowns.
One of a kind bonuses you won't find anywhere else