to create a relationship between Open sailing and the float ecosystem
to make the open sailing autonomic
to Reduce ecologic impact of open sailing project
Our system is based on plankton primary production. In fact plankton (like all photosynthetic organisms) does convert solar energy to chemical energy which we can at first use for food. But there are some other ways to use this energy, like compost warming or bio-fuel.
The cycle of element is composed by several stages :
Plankton Laboratory : For stocking and for growing plankton stumps (plankton library) for inseminate Biomass production module (BPM) and bio-reactor. This library have to be as large as possible, and to represent several biomes and ecosystems. and in this way we could initiate a large scale of different ecosystems (hot or cold, ocean or river, etc..).
Culturs of plankton need two weeks to be mature.
This library could be extend with captures in environment.
Biomass Production Module (BPM) : well, all about it was already very good explained by benjamin in a other post.
it may be probably difficult to realize this stage for the Danube prototype, but in fact with a bio reactor which is based on intensive plankton growing system, we should be able to produce O2 and oil. The oil can be used as a Bio fuel.
it is a very critic and important stage in all ecosystem. It is the mineralization of wastes, giving CO2, nitrates, phosphate, in order to these elements could be assimilated by plants, It is very important to fertilized primary production (plants, alga, plankton, etc...). This mineralization is realized by a lot of organisms. because that compost is the longest stages, the turn over of elements depend of decomposition duration.
This cycle of element is very important too to reduce the ecologic impact of opensailing. If this system is efficient, we will create biomass by capture of CO2, and open sailing will become a carbon well (or be a exemple), and participate to reduce global warming.