Recycling and adaptation of Klebsormidium flaccidum microalgae for the sustained production of gold nanoparticles.

@article{Dahoumane2012RecyclingAA,
  title={Recycling and adaptation of Klebsormidium flaccidum microalgae for the sustained production of gold nanoparticles.},
  author={Si Amar Dahoumane and Chakib Djediat and Claude Y{\'e}pr{\'e}mian and Alain Cout{\'e} and Fernand Fi{\'e}vet and Thibaud Coradin and Roberta Brayner},
  journal={Biotechnology and bioengineering},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 1},
  pages={284-8}
}
Targeting the development of cell-based bioreactors for the production of metal nanoparticles, the possibility to perform the sustained synthesis of colloidal gold using Klebsormidium flaccidum green algae was studied. A first strategy relying on successive growth/reduction/reseeding recycling steps demonstrated maintained biosynthesis capability of the microalgae but limitation in metal content due to toxic effects. An alternative approach consisting of progressive gold salt addition revealed… CONTINUE READING