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Came across an interesting tidbit here about a membrane harvesting experiment for microalgae in 1978
“Professor Harry Gregor at Columbia University was funded for 2 years to develop membrane systems for cross-flow filtration harvesting of microalgae. However, the membranes available at the time, the pressure drops required, and the fouling problems encountered made this approach impractical.”
Wonder if any one know of any similar experiments going on now? Given than harvesting presents a serious cost bottleneck for microalgae, could research on something like be reopened?
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