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Title: Method and apparatus for lysing and processing algae

Abstract

Methods and apparatus for processing algae are described in which a hydrophilic ionic liquid is used to lyse algae cells at lower temperatures than existing algae processing methods. A salt or salt solution is used as a separation agent and to remove water from the ionic liquid, allowing the ionic liquid to be reused. The used salt may be dried or concentrated and reused. The relatively low lysis temperatures and recycling of the ionic liquid and salt reduce the environmental impact of the algae processing while providing biofuels and other useful products.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Streamline Automation, LLC, Huntsville, AL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1083466
Patent Number(s):
8388846
Application Number:
13/083,895
Assignee:
Streamline Automation, LLC (Huntsville, AL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12M - APPARATUS FOR ENZYMOLOGY OR MICROBIOLOGY
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12N - MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001306
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Apr 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Chew, Geoffrey, Reich, Alton J., Dykes, Jr., H. Waite H., and Di Salvo, Roberto. Method and apparatus for lysing and processing algae. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Chew, Geoffrey, Reich, Alton J., Dykes, Jr., H. Waite H., & Di Salvo, Roberto. Method and apparatus for lysing and processing algae. United States.
Chew, Geoffrey, Reich, Alton J., Dykes, Jr., H. Waite H., and Di Salvo, Roberto. Tue . "Method and apparatus for lysing and processing algae". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1083466.
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abstractNote = {Methods and apparatus for processing algae are described in which a hydrophilic ionic liquid is used to lyse algae cells at lower temperatures than existing algae processing methods. A salt or salt solution is used as a separation agent and to remove water from the ionic liquid, allowing the ionic liquid to be reused. The used salt may be dried or concentrated and reused. The relatively low lysis temperatures and recycling of the ionic liquid and salt reduce the environmental impact of the algae processing while providing biofuels and other useful products.},
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