Title: Bioflocculation as an innovative harvesting strategy for microalgae
Authors: Alam, Md. Asraful *
Vandamme, Dries * ×
Wan, Chun
Xinqing, Zhao
Foubert, Imogen
Zhongming, Wang
Muylaert, Koenraad
Zhenhong, Yuan #
Issue Date: Sep-2016
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Series Title: Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology
Article number: RESB-D-16-00103R1
Abstract: Microalgae are a promising new source of biomass for the production of third
generation biofuels but, so far, the majority of microalgal biomass has been used for high-value applications. New low-cost technologies are needed to make the production and processing of microalgae economically feasible for low-value applications. A major challenge lies in the harvesting of microalgae, which requires a cost-efficient separation technology. Flocculation, especially bioflocculation, is an attractive low-cost separation technology. Various new bioflocculation strategies have been claimed to generate major advances in cost-efficient harvesting. Here, we review the recent advances in bioflocculation based on algal-bacterial, algal-fungal, or algal-algal
interactions within the framework of microalgae biomass harvesting for biofuel
production. We also discuss recent advances using infochemicals and genetic
engineering for the induction of bioflocculation.
ISSN: 1569-1705
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Biology - miscellaneous
Biology, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
Microbial and Molecular Systems - miscellaneous
Microbial and Molecular Systems, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
* (joint) first author
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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