General MAF technology for microalgae harvesting at VITO

01/03/2021

Harvesting of phototrophic micro-algae refers to dewatering of the algae growth culture to obtain a more concentrated biomass. Centrifugation is often used, but shear forces may damage fragile algae species. An integrated technology for algae pre-concentration and medium re-use was developed by VITO. It concerns a submerged membrane-based technology named MAF (Membrane based Algae Filtration).

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