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Hydrostacks - Rutgers engineering students design, optimize, and automate duckweed growing modules.

Updated: Jun 24, 2020

From top-left clockwise: Angela Yao, Merve Pekdemir, Ryan Volpi, and Stefan Luong.

For their senior design project, these students tackled some of the difficult problems faced when growing duckweed in vertically stacked trays.

The team developed a lighting system using acrylic trays stacked only a few inches apart. The acrylic conducted and spread the LED light evenly throughout the system.

Manipulation of water levels and density sensors allowed for automation of the duckweed harvesting.

Temperature and pH sensors monitored the health of the duckweed..

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Brad Mc Fall
Brad Mc Fall
Apr 09, 2020

I am considering using Duckweed grown from dog excrement to make DNA blockchain technology into a defensible business model.

I am interested in maximizing growth and protein content. @McfallBrad on Twitter

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