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Installing PMF Enclosure at BDU, Tiruchirapalli, India

Installing PMF Enclosure at BDU, Tiruchirapalli, India

Pulsed Magnetic Field Enclosure has been installed in a 35 KL micro algal raceway facility at Bharathidasan University, India as part of Indo-UK joint research project on Algal bio-fuels.

PERC in collaboration with Madras Institute of Magnetobiology (MIM), India has been studying this phenomenon for the last six years and developed an optimized technology for various algal processes.

Pulsed Magnetic Field Enclosure has been installed in a 35 KL micro algal raceway facility at Bharathidasan University, India as part of Indo-UK joint research project on Algal bio-fuels (DBT-INDIA BBSRC, UK supported project; Reference BT/IN/Indo-UK/SuBB/23/NT/2013). The research team includes Dr. N. Thajuddin and Dr G. Muralitharan of Bharathidasan University, India, Dr. V. Sivasubramanian, Director-Tech, Phycospectrum Environmental Research Centre (PERC),India and and Dr. Carole Llewellyn, Swansea University, Dr Daniel White and Dr Karen Tait of Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom. This PMF enclosure is expected to enhance algal biomass productivity and increase oil content through an optimization protocol which is in progress right now. The idea of installing World’s first ever PMF unit to a raceway pond is based on PERC’s (Phycospectrum Environmental Research Centre) collaborative project with a technical support from Madras Institute of Magnetobiology, India, which was supported by MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India during 2011.