Chitosan flocculation to aid the harvesting of the microalga Chlorella sorokiniana.

@article{Xu2013ChitosanFT,
  title={Chitosan flocculation to aid the harvesting of the microalga Chlorella sorokiniana.},
  author={Yanan Xu and Saul Purton and Frank Baganz},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={129},
  pages={296-301}
}
Microalgae are an attractive feedstock for biofuel production, however the harvesting of algal biomass from very large volumes of culture broth represents a major technological and economic challenge. One low cost strategy for addressing this challenge involves the use of flocculation as an initial dewatering step. In this study, flocculation of the green microalga Chlorella sorokiniana was explored in detail using the natural compound, chitosan as flocculant. Results show that clarification… CONTINUE READING