Title: Harvesting of microalgae by means of flocculation
Authors: Muylaert, Koenraad
Vandamme, Dries
Foubert, Imogen
Brady, Patrick V.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Series Title: Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies vol:2
Host Document: Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae pages:251-273
Article number: 12
Abstract: Large-scale production of microalgae for biofuels is still facing several major challenges to become competitive with other forms of renewable and non- renewable energy. A major challenge is harvesting, which requires the separation of a low amount of biomass consisting of small individual cells from a large volume of culture medium. Flocculation is seen as a promising low-cost harvesting method for microalgae biomass. In this chapter, the challenges and potential advantages of using flocculation as a harvesting method for microalgae are reviewed.
ISBN: 978-3-319-16639-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IHb
Appears in Collections:Microbial and Molecular Systems, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
Biology, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
Department of Biology - miscellaneous
Microbial and Molecular Systems - miscellaneous

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