Document Detail


Flocculation as a low-cost method for harvesting microalgae for bulk biomass production.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23336995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The global demand for biomass for food, feed, biofuels, and chemical production is expected to increase in the coming decades. Microalgae are a promising new source of biomass that may complement agricultural crops. Production of microalgae has so far been limited to high-value applications. In order to realize large-scale production of microalgae biomass for low-value applications, new low-cost technologies are needed to produce and process microalgae. A major challenge lies in the harvesting of the microalgae, 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. Here, we overview the challenges and possible solutions for flocculating microalgae.
Authors:
Dries Vandamme; Imogen Foubert; Koenraad Muylaert
Related Documents :
24429725 - Exposure assessment of heavy metals (cd, hg, and pb) by the intake of local foods from ...
24809995 - The influence of the wic food package changes on the retail food environment in new orl...
23246175 - Investigation of food acceptability and feeding practices for lipid nutrient supplement...
23477195 - Sampling and sample preparation methods for determining concentrations of mycotoxins in...
24429725 - Exposure assessment of heavy metals (cd, hg, and pb) by the intake of local foods from ...
8141595 - "chocolate addiction": a preliminary study of its description and its relationship to p...
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in biotechnology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-3096     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8310903     Medline TA:  Trends Biotechnol     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
KU Leuven Kulak, Laboratory Aquatic Biology, E. Sabbelaan 53, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Impact of agricultural policies on caloric consumption.
Next Document:  Spheroid culture as a tool for creating 3D complex tissues.