Algae harvesting?

Discusses the various methods to harvest micro and macro algae - filtration, centrifugation, flocculation, flotation...

Algae harvesting?

Postby Mike » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:09 pm

Hi,
I'm new to this forum....
How can we predict that the algae reached high oil content and ready for harvesting?
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Re: Algae harvesting?

Postby dev » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:30 pm

Hai Mike,
It is usually done by a method called Lipid profiling (Done by staining the lipid portion using Nile Red and measuring under microscope).. For this you must know the standard oil content of your strain and its growth rate. Algae are capable of doubling every 6 hours. so you can be easily misguided by the young cells. Make sure you are analysing atleast 4-5 samples/Harvest.
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Re: Algae harvesting?

Postby oliver6419 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:23 pm

Growing, harvesting, and processing algae
Most growers prefer monocultural production and go to considerable lengths to maintain the purity of their cultures. With mixed cultures, one species comes to dominate over time and if a non-dominant species is believed to have particular value, it is necessary to obtain pure cultures
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