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Hydrogel- Spirulina

  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 24, Feb 2022
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What is Spirulina?

Spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and salt water.

  • It is a type of cyanobacteria, which is a family of single-celled microbes that are often referred to as blue-green algae.
  • Just like plants, cyanobacteria can produce energy from sunlight via a process called photosynthesis.
  • It also contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium and manganese and small amounts of almost every other nutrient that you need.

Neel green algae:

Neel green algae (cyanobacteria) is a bacterial phylum, which produces energy from photosynthesis.

It is named cyano (meaning blue) due to the blue color of the bacterium.

Benefits of Green :

  • Nil Green Kai is an organic fertilizer that paddy-producing farmers can easily prepare at their level.
  • Nil green moss normally supplies about 25 to 30 kg per hectare of paddy crop.
  • It provides around 800 to 1200 kg gram of central manure per hectare through its residue in each season after moss treatment, thereby maintaining the soil quality and fertile
  • Due to the use of Nil Green Kai as organic manure, about 400 to 500 Rs. Net income per hectare.


NASA’s Perseverance rover:

  • Following its safe arrival on Mars on February 19, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance rover has already spent a whole Earth year on the planet.
  • During its time on the Red Planet, the rover has accomplished a number of firsts on its ambitious to-do list, including:
  • The first rock cores from another planet were discovered and collected.
  • The base station for the Ingenuity helicopter was located here.
  • The process of extracting oxygen from sparse Martian air.
  • When it travelled over 320 metres on February 14, it set a new world record for the greatest distance travelled on Mars by a single rover in a single day.
  • MOXIE, the world’s first prototype oxygen generator, was put through its paces on Mars (Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment).