Critical analysis of current microalgae dewatering techniques

Sharma, Kalpesh K., Garg, Sourabh, Li,Yan, Malekizadeh, Ali and Schenk, Peer M. (2013) Critical analysis of current microalgae dewatering techniques. Biofuels, 4 4: 397-407. doi:10.4155/bfs.13.25


Author Sharma, Kalpesh K.
Garg, Sourabh
Li,Yan
Malekizadeh, Ali
Schenk, Peer M.
Title Critical analysis of current microalgae dewatering techniques
Journal name Biofuels   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1759-7269
1759-7277
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.4155/bfs.13.25
Open Access Status
Volume 4
Issue 4
Start page 397
End page 407
Total pages 11
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
2311 Waste Management and Disposal
Abstract Oil-accumulating microalgae have the potential to enable large-scale biodiesel production without competing for arable land or biodiverse natural landscapes. However, microalgae harvesting/dewatering is a major obstruction to industrial-scale processing for biofuel production. The dilute nature of microalgae in cultivation creates high operational costs for harvesting, thus making microalgal fuel less economical. Within the last decade, significant advances have been made to develop new technologies for dewatering or harvesting of microalgae. The choice of which harvesting technique to apply depends on the microalgae cell size and the desired product. Microalgae dewatering processes can broadly be classified as primary and secondary dewatering. This article provides an overview of current dewatering techniques along with a critical analysis of costs and efficiencies, and provides recommendations towards cost-effective dewatering.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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