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

John James Milledge, Sonia Heaven


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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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/enrr.v1n1p17

Environment and Natural Resources Research   ISSN 1927-0488 (Print)   ISSN 1927-0496 (Online)

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