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

  •  John 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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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0488
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0496
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: semiannual

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