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Disc Stack Centrifugation Separation and Cell Disruption of Microalgae: A Technical Note

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Author(s): John James Milledge | Sonia Heaven

Journal: Environment and Natural Resources Research
ISSN 1927-0488

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
A major challenge in the commercialisation of biofuel from micro-algae is the reduction of the operational energy required for its production and in particular the energy used in cell harvesting and oil extraction. The use of a disc stack centrifuge to achieve a combined cell harvesting, cell disruption and oil separation process is briefly examined and discussed.
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