Skip navigation

Evaluation of particle recovery from microalgae

Evaluation of particle recovery from microalgae

Chairopoulou, Makrina A., Kokkinos, Nikolaos, García-Triñanes, Pablo ORCID: 0000-0002-4993-2250, Mitropoulos, Athanassios and Teipel, Ulrich (2021) Evaluation of particle recovery from microalgae. Advanced Powder Technology, 32 (8). pp. 3023-3033. ISSN 0921-8831 (Print), 1568-5527 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2021.06.013)

[img] PDF (Author's accepted manuscript)
33887_TRINARES_Evaluation_of_particle_recovery_from_microalgae_Accepted.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 25 June 2023.
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (1MB) | Request a copy

Abstract

Coccoliths are micro-structured biomineral particles found in cell protective covering layers of coccolithophore species. They are mainly composed of CaCO3and their individual crystal entities are arranged in such a way that they construct complex and unique structures. This complexity is found down to the individual particle level and appears to have promising properties to offer. This study focuses on the essential step prior to any kind of implementation, which is the recovery of the material. It summarizes cleaning protocols found in literature, compares them for the first time for the same freshly cultivated material and addresses challenges that still need to be overcome. Further, it highlight the advantages and disadvantages of the best cleaning protocols, suggests optimizations with promising results and uses size distribution measurements to analyse the recovery efficiency. To that end, further characterization techniques, new for coccoliths, are introduced and used to improve our current knowledge of the particles behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coccoliths; particle recovery; microalgae; emiliania huxleyi; biomaterials
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENN)
Related URLs:
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2021 12:08
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/33887

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics