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 ››

Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor

Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor, published by the Bioplastics Guide, is a unique guiding framework for businesses and entrepreneurs to chart a way forward provides a critical analysis of the status, opportunities & trends of the global bioplastics sector. More ››

Algae - Food and Feed

Edible Sea-weeds 


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Algae for Pollution Control

Other Novel Applications

Harvesting of Micro Algae

The term Algae Harvesting refers to concentration of diluted algae suspension until a thick Algae Paste is obtained. Harvesting of microalgae from algae cultivation pond or photobioreactors employ several techniques to concentrate the algae followed by harvesting.

Normally harvesting of microalgae can be a single step process or two spep process which involves harvesting and dewatering. Harvesting microalgae is difficult because of the small size of the algae.Choosing the effecting harvesting process for a particular strain depends on size and properties of algae strain.

Techniques for harvesting microalgae include settling or flotation, Centrifugation and filtration. These processes are aided by cell flocculation, either through the addition of chemical Flocculants or through culture autoflocculation. Flocculation causes the cells to become aggregated into larger clumps which are more easily filtered and/or settle more rapidly. The ease in harvesting the algae depends primarily on the organism's size, which determines how easily the species can be settled and filtered.

The most rapidly growing algal species are frequently very small, and often motile unicells, These are the most difficult to harvest. Thus, it is necessary to maintain an effective interaction between the development of harvesting technologies and the selection of algal species for mass culture.
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