ELARA FLAT

Single & parallel autoclavable flat photobioreactor

ELARA Flat is the innovative solution for microalgae cultures.
Its flat design with the minimum thickness allows a homogeneous light distribution even at high viscosity, and its asymmetrical shape prevents foam formation.

Solaris ELARA FLAT Features and Benefits

1.6 L total volume, 2.5:1 H/D ratio.
Parts in contact with the culture are made in borosilicate glass and Super duplex SAF 2507, which is highly resistant to salty water.
Gentle mix performed through airlift, which prevents damages to cell membrane and ensures an efficient homogenization.
Wide range of measurement and control options, including temperature, pH, dO 2 , dCO 2 , redox, antifoam, level, conductivity, weight, cell density (viable cells).
Modbus digital sensors reduce background noise and guarantee quick response time.
Thermoregulation performed with Thermobox : closed loop with electrical heater, heat exchanger and recirculating pump.
Suitable for batch, fed-batch and continuous processes.
Compact and modular PLC-based PCS LEM_1, with n.4 built-in fixed speed Watson Marlow pumps. Variable speed pumps can be integrated as option.
Optional integration of up to 4 analog input/output connections, choosing between 0-10 V and 0-20 mA/4-20 mA (e.g. pumps or valves with power supply independent from Solaris electrical cabinet).
Different gas mixing strategies with up to 5 TMFC and/or solenoid valves.
LEDA Sterile sampling system, which allows up to 180 sterile samplings per batch, is available as option.
Light module consisting of n.4 cool white LED with colour temperature of 4000K.
LED power 230 W; LED brightness: 27000 lm at 25 °C.
Light distribution: 4000 PAR at 10 cm from the lamp surface.
Automatic and manual control of light intensity and circadian cycle simulation.
The light spectrum is selectable, and the light intensity is dimmable from 0-100% up to 3000 μmol(photon)/m2.

Solaris ELARA FLAT Software:

  • Innovative SCADA software​ ​LEONARDO​ ​3.0​: a smart and user-friendly controller designed to provide a high level of automated management of the fermentation/cultivation processes.
  • Full version included in the equipment supply.
  • Up to 24 units managed in parallel with a unique HMI (​24”).
  • Data extraction in .csv format.
  • Remote access via PC, tablet or smartphone, with QR code scanning or dedicated portal.
  • Remote control for after sale assistance.
Elara Flat can be equipped with

Photobioreactor Accessories

CHILLER
Elara Flat can be used for

Solaris ELARA FLAT Photobioreactor Applications

Process development and optimization

Education

Basic research

Scale up and scale-down studies

Small production

in the following application fields:

Biotech

Food

Nutraceutical

Bio-Cosmeceutical

Biopolymers

Agriculture

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