Developing an algal filter for removal of nutrients (ALTUBBER)


In this project we will develop and test an algal turf scrubber under Finnish summer conditions. A community of algae will be grown in a biofilm on the turf scrubber and we will investigate the potential of this biofilm to remove nutrients in the water flowing over it.


One of three turf scrubbers built in this project. The picture was taken before algal addition. © Kristian Spilling.

More information:
Dr. Kristian Spilling, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE,

Published 2013-04-24 at 10:18, updated 2013-04-24 at 10:18

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