Developing new efficient methods to harvest microalgae using AFM and FluidFM technologies
Webinar organized by Bruker
Speaker: Dr. Cécile Formosa-Dague
Microalgae are a promising resource for biofuel production, although their industrial use is limited by the lack of effective harvesting techniques. My work focuses on developing efficient and sustainable ways to harvest them using flocculation/flotation technique. This technique first consists in a flocculation step where cells are aggregated into large flocs that can then be easily captured by rising microbubbles. Microbubbles bring the flocs to the suspension’s surface, allowing their easy separation from water.