Effective harvesting of microalgae: Comparison of different polymeric flocculants.

@article{Gerchman2017EffectiveHO,
  title={Effective harvesting of microalgae: Comparison of different polymeric flocculants.},
  author={Yoram Gerchman and Barak Vasker and Mordechai Tavasi and Yael Golda Mishael and Yael Kinel-Tahan and Yaron Yehoshua},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2017},
  volume={228},
  pages={141-146}
}
Microalgae harvesting is a major hurdle in the use of microalgae for oil production. Here we describe the use of a standard cationic polymer used for water treatment, Polydiallyldimethylammonium chloride (PDADMAC), for sedimentation of Chlorella vulgaris and comparison of its flocculation properties with two other polymers, chitosan and Superfloc®. We found… CONTINUE READING