US 9,809,464 B2
Apparatus for harvesting algae from open body of water
Kent A. Bryan, Celina, OH (US)
Filed by Kent A. Bryan, Celina, OH (US)
Filed on Nov. 13, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/540,309.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/903,481, filed on Nov. 13, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0128838 A1, May 14, 2015
Int. Cl. C02F 1/24 (2006.01); E02B 15/04 (2006.01); A01D 44/00 (2006.01); C12M 1/00 (2006.01); C12M 1/09 (2006.01); C12M 1/26 (2006.01); A01G 33/00 (2006.01); C10L 5/44 (2006.01); B03D 1/14 (2006.01); B63B 35/32 (2006.01); C02F 103/00 (2006.01); B63B 35/34 (2006.01)
CPC C02F 1/24 (2013.01) [A01D 44/00 (2013.01); A01G 33/00 (2013.01); B03D 1/1431 (2013.01); B63B 35/32 (2013.01); C10L 5/445 (2013.01); C12M 21/02 (2013.01); C12M 23/18 (2013.01); C12M 23/56 (2013.01); C12M 33/00 (2013.01); C12M 47/02 (2013.01); E02B 15/04 (2013.01); B03D 2203/001 (2013.01); B63B 35/34 (2013.01); C02F 2103/007 (2013.01); C02F 2201/008 (2013.01); C02F 2301/066 (2013.01); Y02E 50/10 (2013.01); Y02E 50/30 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus for harvesting algae from an open body of water, comprising:
a boat having a pair of spaced apart parallel flotation members and a deck disposed on and connected to the members, the spaced apart members defining an area therebetween forming a process channel; and
a separating mechanism disposed on the boat separating the process channel into a plurality of process channel sections arranged in series, the process channel sections disposed intermediate the flotation members, each of the process channel sections including at least one deflector plate below a water level, an algae scum beach crossing the water level, a scum trough coupled to the algae scum beach, and a diffused air piping, with the diffused air piping in fluid communication with a dissolved air flotation system.