Is it just me or is time running
out!! I think my stress levels are way up high now. Anyway, I talked with Anil about
my research, and we came to a lot of conclusions. First, I can’t use the algae I
was already growing because the conditions weren’t constant. I realized that
the media evaporated over the weekend, and aeration wasn’t constant. I was
trying to figure out if I should use aeration or nor by comparing the growth
results. However, I decided to use aeration anyway, because there is a lot of research
that supports the benefits of it on algae growth.
Like I stated before, I need to
start new algae growth, and hopefully I have learned from my mistakes. I am
going to leave it in for four weeks and measure the biomass and oil yield at
the end. I know time is running out, but I think I have just enough time.
Before starting any new growth, I
am waiting to see the results I get from another small experiment, because I am
testing the best light for optimal growth. I also have another problem….. I AM RUNNING
OUT OF MEDIA. The media that Josh and Matt gave me is the only one I have, and
I am running very low.