Prevent harmful conditions from damaging crops with sensor alerts

Your algae monitoring and control system is all set up, humming along efficiently, and the algae is growing well. Your solenoids are controlling the CO2 input so that your pH is always on target. Coolers (or heaters) are controlling your temperature. Maybe you even have automatic harvesting based on the density of your algae.


AlgaeConnect 2.0 software is in general release!

The AlgaeConnect software has been rebuilt from the ground up using the latest HTML5 and JS tools, with rich responsive charting, incredibly easy setup of ponds/PBRs, new control algorithms specific to algae growth, logging of all calibrations and control events, user permission levels, and many added features. Our incredibly easy to use Setup page can


Wireless monitoring is just … better.

Well, it’s been a while since we’ve posted an update here, and that’s because we’ve been working like crazy on a brand new, totally revamped, hardware/software platform. It’s a line of fully autonomous wireless algae pond and PBR monitoring and control systems. This new hardware line is in a word, awesome, and customers are loving


Optical Vs. Electrochemical Dissolved Oxygen Sensors

For most algae applications, DO is a key parameter: high DO is a sign of growth, but too much DO inhibits growth. Generally the oxygen is measured dissolved in the liquid, but in some applications head space O2 is also useful. There are two forms of DO sensor: electrochemical, and optical. We’ll describe highlights of


Autoclavable Sensors

Algae Lab Systems now has a new line of autoclavable and steam sterilizable sensors for use with the AlgaeConnect ™ suite of photobioreactor monitoring and control equipment. Most sensors are not designed to withstand the extreme heat and pressure required in autoclaving. In a typical setup, an autoclave will rise to 121 deg C and 100 kPa


Wastewater treatment

Wastewater treatment is one of the most exciting, lucrative, and short term applicable venues for algae growers. Algae removes nitrogen, phosphorus and heavy metals from wastewater, creating valuable biomass. Not only is there revenue from substantial wastewater credits and algae biomass, but the algae produce dissolved oxygen necessary for the aerobic bacteria in the wastewater