Bioreactor and Microalgae
Fundamentals of main unit operations encountered in microalgae harvesting, cells disruption and metabolites extraction will be presented. This comprises centrifugation, membrane concentration or fractionation, high pressure or bead milling cell disruption and solvent extraction.
To know the available techniques, to understand their main engineering aspects and to be able to propose a process scheme for a microalgae metabolite valorization.
Additional information regarding teaching methods
Students will have to manage in small group a biorefinery practical case from the photobioreactor to the fraction of interest
Further course information can be found here: https://studiekiezer.ugent.be/2023/studiefiche/en/C004460