Optimization of freshwater microalgal biomass harvest using polymeric flocculants

  title={Optimization of freshwater microalgal biomass harvest using polymeric flocculants},
  author={Franziska Bleeke and Malgorzata Milas and Dominik Winckelmann and Gerd Kl{\"o}ck},
  journal={International Aquatic Research},
AbstractAlthough microalgae show a great potential in the biotechnology sector, high production costs have limited industrial applications. Biomass harvest is one of the major bottlenecks in microalgae cultivation due to high energy inputs which are needed to separate the cells from the surrounding media. Chemical flocculation is considered to be a reliable resource to improve cost-effectiveness in the downstreaming processing. Flocculation efficiency is dependent on several factors such as… 

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