Z140 AlgaeTron

Z140 AlgaeTron is a floor standing incubator with a shaker that provides well-defined culture conditions for growing algae and cyanobacteria in Petri dishes or Erlenmeyer flasks. Equipped with a large, easy-to-read display screen, it clearly shows control settings for light intensity and temperature and measured values. Intuitive programming allows multiple parameter changes to light intensity, light characteristics, temperature, and shaking power. The standard Algaetron chamber (Z140) accommodates up to 14 x 50 ml flasks. Large version of the Algaetron Z140-3 has three illuminated shelves and can accommodate 3 shakers with total of 42 x 50ml flasks.

  • Independently Programmable LED-Lighting (cold white with IR LEDs or warm white)
  • Temperature Control 10 to 45 °C (lights off), 15-45°C (max lights on)
  • One orbital shaker included for agitation of cultures.
  • Additional shakers available for Z140-3 (optional)
  • Customized light colour, i.e. red-green-blue or red-blue, or other.
  • Optional gas mixing system available for gas control
  • Cultivation of Algae and cyanobacteria in flasks and on petri plates
  • Algal photosynthesis studies
  • Studies of environmental effects (temperature, light, gas composition) on algal growth
  • Controlled Temperature Range:
    +15 ºC to +45 ºC (with maximum illumination)
    +10 ºC to +45 ºC (with maximum illumination) – optional, with temperature upgrade
  • LED Light Illumination:
    LED panel 25 x 35 cm
  • Maximum Illumination Intensity:
    in Z140 standard 500 µmol(photon)/m2/s for warm white, 1,000 µmol(photon)/m2/s for cool white, in Z140-3 standard top shelf max intensity 500umol(photon)/m2/s and shelves 2 and 3 intensity up to 350 umol (photon)/m2/s (standard model)
  • External Dimension:
    Z140 – 100 x 55 x 62 cm (H x W x D), Z140-3 -170 x 60 x 62 cm (H x W x D)
  • Internal Volume:
    Z140 – 124 liters, Z140-3 – 265L
  • Weight:
    Z140 – 55 kg, Z140-3 – 70kg
  • Refrigerant:
    Z140 R134a, Z140-3 R600a
  • Compressor:
    220 – 240 V; ~ 50 Hz; 160 W ; 0,70 A
  • Power Input:
    Z140 500 W, 140-3 600W/900 W
  • Warranty:
    1 year parts and labor
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  • STEMMLER K., MASSIMI R., KIRKWOOD A. E. (2016): Growth and fatty acid characterization of microalgae isolated from municipal waste-treatment systems and the potential role of algal-associated bacteria in feedstock production. PeerJ. Volume 4. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.1780.
  • JURADO-OLLER J. L., DUBINI A., GALVAN A. ET AL. (2015): Low oxygen levels contribute to improve photohydrogen production in mixotrophic non-stressed Chlamydomonas cultures. Biotechnology for Biofuels. Volume 8, pp. 149. DOI: 10.1186/s13068-015-0341-9
Z140 inside view

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