Magnetic separation of algae genetically modified for increased intracellular iron uptake.

Buck A, Moore LR, Lane CD, Kumar A, Stroff C, White N, Xue W, Chalmers JJ, Zborowski M
J Magn Magn Mater 380 201-204 04/15/2015

Abstract

Algae were investigated in the past as a potential source of biofuel and other useful chemical derivatives. Magnetic separation of algae by iron oxide nanoparticle binding to cells has been proposed by others for dewatering of cellular mass prior to lipid extraction. We have investigated feasibility of magnetic separation based on the presence of natural iron stores in the cell, such as the ferritin in

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