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Magnetic Particles for Microalgae Separation and Biotechnology

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Thanks to the content of various high-value products (antioxidants, vitamins, fatty acids, oils, polysaccharides, etc.) and simple cultivation in large scale, microalgae have become an increasingly popular and utilized group of photosynthetic organisms with wide range of possible use in diverse areas of biosciences, biotechnology, food technology, and biorefinery processes. Their application potential can be increased after appropriate magnetic modification ; alternatively, magnetically responsive nano- and microparticles have been successfully used for microalgae harvesting . Magnetic materials can also be used for efficient separation of biologically active compounds or as carriers for (bio)catalysts immobilization. In all cases, the specific response to external magnetic field (magnetic separation ) can significantly simplify and accelerate the processes connected with microalgae biotechnology .

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Safarik, I., Pospiskova, K., Baldikova, E., Safarikova, M. (2017). Magnetic Particles for Microalgae Separation and Biotechnology. In: Puri, M. (eds) Food Bioactives. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51639-4_7

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