centrifugation cost

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centrifugation cost

Postby dev » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:44 pm

What is the cost of harvesting 1 Kg of algae by centrifugation? I also want to know the capital cost for a largescale centrifuge?
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Re: centrifugation cost

Postby guru » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:45 am

Hai Dev
I have read that the cost of harvesting one kg of algae using cetrifugation would cost around 1.7 - 2 $. Some say that Capital cost for The biggest centrifuge from Alfa Laval Processing 150.000l per hour will be around around US$ 733,245.34 (EUR 500.000). sounds like very expensive harvesting equipment.... which is why companies prefer low cost techniques like filtration and flocculation..
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