In this work, a novel harvesting strategy using ferrofluids coupled with flocculation as a magnetic directional harvesting system was developed, providing a fast and easy way to effectively collect microalgae with no further modifications made to the ferrofluids. With a ferrofluid dosage of 25 mg L−1, a high harvesting efficiency of 95–100% was achieved within 1 min. In addition, we successfully performed a wastewater recycling strategy coupled with a microalgal ferrofluid-harvesting dynamic flow-through system to harvest biomass of Chlorella sp. MTF-7 which could achieve over 80% of the maximum level after three repeated recycling cultivations. This work demonstrated the use of an integrated microalgal ferrofluid-harvesting dynamic flow-through system to develop a simple and effective strategy to enhance microalgal harvesting efficiency, along with wastewater recycling, in a marine microalgal Chlorella sp. MTF-7.
|頁（從 - 到）||1337-1340|
|出版狀態||Published - 1 1月 2017|