BLOSSOM WITH THE MAGIC OF ALGAE PRODUCTION? Check Out How!

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Algae, the green greasy substance that is responsible for making people fall during the monsoon is actually more useful than it may seem. Let?s find out how.

WHAT IS ALGAE?

Algae is an informal term for a large, diverse group of photosynthetic eukaryotic organisms that are not necessarily closely related, and is thus polyphyletic. Included organisms range from unicellular microalgae, such as Chlorella and the diatoms, to multicellular forms, such as the giant kelp, a large brown alga which may grow up to 50 m in length. Most are aquatic and autotrophic and lack many of the distinct cell and tissue types, such as stomata, xylem, and phloem, which are found in land plants. The largest and most complex marine algae are called seaweeds, while the most complex freshwater forms are the Charophyta, a division of green algae which includes, for example, Spirogyra and stoneworts.

This organism holds a lot of potentials to be used for various purposes but is wasted recklessly. A student from Chandigarh is here to step up and make a difference with his invention. Let?s dig a little deeper, shall we?

GENERATING USEFUL SUBSTANCES THROUGH ALGAE

This genius has come up with THE MANAGEMENT OF ALGAL BLOOM which is a short and simple process that helps us draw three useful materials namely, 1) CRUDE OIL that can be used in petrol pumps. 2) MANURE that can be used for a good harvest in fields. 3) GLYCERIN that can be used in cosmetics.

Let?s see how this process works step by step:

? Drain the water out of the algae with a cloth by crushing it into a tinier substance.

? Spread the semi-wet algae onto a flat surface under the sun for the remaining water to vaporize.

? Heat it in the incubator on 80 degree Celsius for 20 mins for it to turn semi-dry

? The algae are then churned in a mechanical pressure machine. After the churning, the cells of the algae breakdown to excrete biodiesel.

? The solution is weighted and a then suitable amount of hexanoic chemical is added to separate the biodiesel from the algae.

? The oil has to be purified by the process of refining. Crude oil is ready.

? To generate glycerin, small pills of potassium are added into the oil.

? The leftover semi fry algae are fit to work like manure for better agriculture.

Thus, in nine steps we can produce three useful substances out of algae bloom that are originally wasted.

Watch the detailed explanation of the process below:

INSTITUTE WHICH IS CURRENTLY WORKING ALGAE PRODUCTION: GOVT. MODEL SENIOR SEC. SCHOOL, CHANDIGARH.

CAREER PROSPECTS:

M. SC. IN BOTANY M.Sc. Botany or Master of Science in Botany is a postgraduate Botany course. Botany or plant biology is a branch of biology that involves the scientific study of plant life. ... The degree course is an important and career orienting in nature that opens many job scopes for the candidates after its completion.

INSTITUTES THAT OFFER M.SC IN BOTANY IN INDIA:

BHU - Banaras Hindu University Varanasi

Maya Group of Colleges Dehradun

HIT - Himalayan Institute of Technology Dehradun

Dolphin (PG) Institute of Biomedical and Natural Sci... Dehradun

MSU - The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Vadodara

Uttaranchal College of Science and Technology - UCST Dehradun

BHU - Banaras Hindu University Varanasi

MDU - Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak

Hansraj College Malka Ganj, Delhi

SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce Sion, Mumbai

Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science, and Commerce Sion, Mumbai

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