BIOS-FIN system = Algae Biofiltration to Biofuel Building Facade System

Posted by Charles Lee . I have recently been sharing research with a few talented individuals over at Scottish Bioenergy.  I also like some of the research I have recently seen coming from ASU from David Cardello .  Their photobioreactor style started me thinking about ways it could be incorporated into a building facade system.  I thought they would make excellent vertical light blades. The all green image shows this concept if applied to the Federal building in San Francisco.  Then I thought this system could be even more robust if it not only absorbed CO2 from the building occupants but it could also biofiltrate greywater waste. I think the salt flats in the bay that change color due to different strains of algae and bacteria colonies at different salinity periods is inspiring.  It made me think about the tiered cleaning pools of a living bio-filtration ponds structured as artificial wetlands.  What if GMO algae strains were color coded to show the different strains of algae in the different phases of filtration? I think it would be beautiful after producing a concept image.  So to wrap up this little experiment the resultant is a Light Filtering, CO2 absorbing, Greywater Purifying, Bioenergy producing Rainbow Beauty. The BIOS-FIN (Functionally Integrated NutraFilters)

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