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A method of dewatering algae and recycling water therefrom is presented. A method of dewatering a wet algal cell culture includes removing liquid from an algal cell culture to obtain a wet algal biomass having a lower liquid content than the algal cell culture. At least a portion of the liquid removed from the algal cell culture is recycled for use in a different algal cell culture. The method includes adding a water miscible solvent set to the wet algal biomass and waiting an amount of time to permit algal cells of the algal biomass to gather and isolating at least a portion of the gathered algal cells from at least a portion of the solvent set and liquid of the wet algal biomass so that a dewatered algal biomass is generated. The dewatered algal biomass can be used to generated algal products such as biofuels and nutraceuticals.

Title
Methods for dewatering wet algal cell cultures
Application Number
13/269392
Publication Number
8187463 (B2)
Application Date
October 7, 2011
Publication Date
May 29, 2012
Inventor
Aniket Kale
Chandler
AZ, US
Agent
Colleen Superko Esq
Tom Gallegos Esq
Assignee
Heliae Development
AZ, US
IPC
B01D 11/00
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