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Aquaculture Studies 2017, Vol 17, Num, 4     (Pages: 369-374)

Calculatıon of Spırulına (Spirulina Platensis) Productıon Chemıcal Ratıos by Devolopıng New Software


1 Kaman Vocational School, Ahi Evran University, 40300, Kırşehir, Turkey
2 Fisheries Faculty, Çukurova University, 01330, Adana, Turkey
DOI : 10.17693/yunusae.v17i31121.305287 Viewed : 3597 - Downloaded : 1404 Spirulina is a microscopic alga that contains rich proteins, minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids and essential fatty acids like γ-linolenic acid (GLA). It is produced for diffrent industries such as food or medicine and sold as a natural supplement around the world. In laboratory conditions lots of chemicals are using for production. These chemicals are sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, potassium phosphate, sodium nitrate, potassium sulphate, sodium chloride, magnesium sulphate, calcium chloride, iron sulphate and EDTA. As a result of the necessity of critical calculations of these chemicals, there is a need to develop software for spirulina production which is one of the most important problems of this sector. Microsoft Visual Basic6 program was used in writing a computer program to plan the daily work to be done, chemical calculations, laboratory conditions and to control financial affairs in Spirulina farm. Microsoft Access program was also used as a database. In software, alga ponds, the amount of algas and planting date is firstly defined as computer data from the `Information Input` menu. Based on these definitions, the program can calculate the harvest of algas, chemical ratios for planting and cost of chemicals. The software was tested by a big spirulina farm in Adana of Turkey and seen that it can be use for anyone who wants to product Spirulina. Keywords : Micro alge, food supplement, biodiesel