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Start Counting! - A Microscopic View of Algae
Start Counting! - A Microscopic View of Algae
Michael Jessop
This photo was taken with a cell phone camera through a microscopic lens. The picture is a result of a summer undergraduate research project involving growth optimization of algae grown in wastewater. Growing algae on wastewater can remove many chemicals responsible for the pollution of our local water columns. The algae can then be harvested and extracted for oils that can subsequently be converted into a directly usable diesel fuel. Unfortunately, these algae require regular counting in order to determine how well they are growing.
Location of photograph:
Biosciences Complex, Queen's University
Affiliation:
Staff, Civil Engineering
Submission Year:
2015-16