Comprehensive Oilgae Report

A detailed report on all aspects of the algae fuel value chain, the Comprehensive Oilgae Report will be of immense help to those who are on the threshold of investing in algae biofuels. More ››

Algae-based Wastewater Treatment

Compiled by a diverse team of experts, with experience in scientific and industrial fields, the Comprehensive Report for Wastewater Treatment Using Algae is the first report that provides in-depth analysis and insights on this important field. It uses innumerable data and information from a wide variety of expert sources and market studies, and distills these inputs and data into intelligence and a roadmap that you can use. More ››

Comprehensive Guide for Algae-based Carbon Capture

A Comprehensive Guide for Entrepreneurs and Businesses Who Wish to get a Basic Understanding of the Business Opportunities and Industry Dynamics of the Algae-based CO2. More ››


Comprehensive Report on Attractive Algae Product Opportunities

This is for entrepreneurs and businesses who wish to get a basic understanding of the algae fuel business and industrThe report provides an overview of the wide range of non-fuel applications of algae – both current and future prospects. It will provide entrepreneurs with an idea of how to derive more benefits from their algal energy ventures. The report provides detailed case studies, success stories and factoids of companies that have been involved in the algae products venture. More ››

Comprehensive Castor Oil Report

There is no other comprehensive report available for castor oil anywhere in the world. This is the first of its kind, and currently, the only one. More ››

Algae-Useful Substances

Pigments

PUFAs

Vitamins

Anti-oxidants


Algae for Pollution Control

Other Novel Applications

Algae Harvesting - Filtration

Filtration is carried out commonly on membranes of modified cellulose, with the aid of a suction pump. The greatest advantage of this method as a concentrating device is that it is able to collect microalgae or cells of very low density. However, concentration by filtration is limited to small volumes and leads to the eventual clogging of the filter by the packed cells when vacuum is applied.

Several methods have been devised which avoid these problems. One involves the use of a reverse-flow vacuum in which the pressure operates from above, making the process more gentle and avoiding the packing of cells. This method itself has been modified to allow a relatively large volume of water to be concentrated in a short period of time (20 liters to 300 ml in 3 hours). A second process uses a direct vacuum but involves a stirring blade in the flask above the filter which prevents the particles from settling at all during the concentration process.

Sometimes they may be collected very well with the microstrainer. When a microstrainer is used to collect algae, the original suspension may be faintly green, which could be further  concentrated.

See the following pages on Algae Harvesting:

Algae Harvesting