Design, Fabrication, and Testing of a Fully Automated Harvesting Machine for Lab-lab (Periphyton Algal Mat)

Miguel Joaquin R. Delos Reyes, Luigi R. Salgado, May R. Sybal, Nino Rigo Emil Lim, Gerardo L. Augusto, Aristotle T. Ubando, Alvin B. Culaba

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Abstract

Lab-Lab is a benthic algal complex of periphyton organisms. Its diverse composition allows it to float and suspend in clumps on the surface of its culture source - such as ponds with brackish water. However, it possesses a delicate structure wherein if introduced with even the slightest disruption it disperses back into individual microbial particles and loses surface tension in the process. Manually harvesting this type of algae poses many drawbacks and loses. In this study, an automated harvester is utilized to collect the algal mat since there is minimal disruptions developed by the machine. The biomass is drawn into the harvester due to the centrifugal pump, which is then collected through scoopers with a filter mesh. The gathered biomass is transported to the discharge side, ready to be processed for drying.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 11th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment, and Management, HNICEM 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728130446
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment, and Management, HNICEM 2019 - Laoag, Philippines
Duration: 2019 Nov 292019 Dec 1

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE 11th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment, and Management, HNICEM 2019

Conference

Conference11th IEEE International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment, and Management, HNICEM 2019
CountryPhilippines
CityLaoag
Period19-11-2919-12-01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Control and Optimization

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    Delos Reyes, M. J. R., Salgado, L. R., Sybal, M. R., Rigo Emil Lim, N., Augusto, G. L., Ubando, A. T., & Culaba, A. B. (2019). Design, Fabrication, and Testing of a Fully Automated Harvesting Machine for Lab-lab (Periphyton Algal Mat). In 2019 IEEE 11th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment, and Management, HNICEM 2019 [9072809] (2019 IEEE 11th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment, and Management, HNICEM 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/HNICEM48295.2019.9072809