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To: HiTech RedNeck

There are many species of algae which thrive in salt water. In fact one set of them, blue green algae, might have advantages. These can survive in a higher saline environment, so a tank could be created which could not be contaminated by other species. However a highly saline environment is also highly corrosive, and so expenses would rise.


19 posted on 03/05/2012 8:59:44 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer
Tank growing is always going to have too high a capital cost. There are predatory amoeba algae eaters that could be used like antibodies. The desired algae could be engineered to contain a friend or foe protein that would cause the amoeba to ignore it.
21 posted on 03/05/2012 9:41:39 AM PST by Reeses
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To: Vince Ferrer

Salt water is pretty mild compared with many petroleums. It would be an odd complaint that it is too corrosive to deal with, and perhaps algae farms could be accommodated out in the ocean itself. The resulting bioharvest would still need to have salt flushed out of it, of course.


22 posted on 03/05/2012 1:39:16 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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