8 June 2012 Possibilities of neural image analysis implementation in monitoring of microalgae production as a substrate for biogas plant
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Proceedings Volume 8334, Fourth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2012); 83342A (2012) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.954164
Event: Fourth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2012), 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Abstract
The paper presents the possibilities of neural image analysis of microalgae content in the large-scale algae production for usage as a biomass. With the growing conflict between the culture produced both for feed and energetic purpose in Europe, the algae production seems to be very efficient way to produce the huge amount of biomass outside of conventional agronomy. However, for stable microalgae production the key point for culture management is the rapid estimation of algae population and assessment of its developmental stage. In traditional way the microalgae content is usually checked by the long microscopic analyses which cannot be used in large-scale industrial cultivation. Moreover, highly specialized personnel is required for algal determinations. So the main aim of this study is to estimate the possibility of usage of automatic image analysis of microalgae content made by artificial neural network. The preliminary results show that the selection of artificial neural network topology for the microalgae identification allowed for the selection and choice of teaching variables obtained by studying the image analysis. The selected neural model on the basis of data from computer image analysis allows to carry out the operations of algae identification and counting. On the basis of the obtained results of preliminary tests it is possible to count the algae on the photos. Additional information on their size and color allows to unlimited categorization.
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Slawomir Cerbin, Slawomir Cerbin, Krzysztof Nowakowski, Krzysztof Nowakowski, Jacek Dach, Jacek Dach, Krzysztof Pilarski, Krzysztof Pilarski, Piotr Boniecki, Piotr Boniecki, Jacek Przybyl, Jacek Przybyl, Andrzej Lewicki, Andrzej Lewicki, } "Possibilities of neural image analysis implementation in monitoring of microalgae production as a substrate for biogas plant", Proc. SPIE 8334, Fourth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2012), 83342A (8 June 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.954164; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.954164
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