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A method for rupturing microalgae in an aqueous suspension is disclosed. In one embodiment the aqueous suspension is passed through a constriction into a liquid phase at a pressure sufficient to rupture the cells by circulating the aqueous suspension through a constriction in a pump loop at a pressure and a percent recycle sufficient to rupture the cells. Cells of the alga Dunaliella salina can be ruptured by the method of the invention to promote froth flotation and mechanical filtration of the cells for recovery of mixed carotenoids.

Title
Method for rupturing microalgae cells
Application Number
8/772589
Publication Number
6000551
Application Date
December 20, 1996
Publication Date
December 14, 1999
Inventor
Scott Arthur Guelcher
Weirton
WV, US
Jeffrey Scott Kanel
Kingsport
TN, US
Agent
Cheryl J Tubach
Harry J Gwinnell
Assignee
Eastman Chemical Company
TN, US
IPC
B03D 1/02
A01G 7/00
C12N 1/12
C12N 1/06
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