How to choose the correct tubing material for photobioreactors.
A systematic comparison of glass versus polymer tubing [Free Ebook]
Sustainable productivity yields of tubular PBRs and the associated production costs are strongly dependent on the quality of the selected tubing material. These quality properties dictate the growth dynamics of the algae within the PBR. Tubular PBRs are generally made from two different materials: glass and polymer.
In order to help you understand which material is suitable in which application area, we have systematically compared the properties and efficiencies of glass tubing to those of various polymer tubes, in this case for PBRs developed for outdoor use.
Get the results of these tests and calculations in our new guide Important factors to consider when selecting a tubing material for use in photobioreactors.
This guide will tell you:
- Which materials offer the highest productivity rates for tubular PBR systems?
- Which of the materials lose efficiency over time through degradation?
- What role does linear material expansion play that is caused by temperature changes?
- Why material stiffness is a factor in tubular systems that influences both lifetime and production costs?
- What influence the surface roughness has on the formation of biofilm?
- What cleaning methods are available for tubular PBRs and what consequences does this have on system lifetime?
- What is the typical “service life” of tubular PBR made of glass and polymer?
Download your guide here for free: Important factors to consider when selecting a tubing material for use in photobioreactors.