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Thermophysical Properties of the Marine Microalgae Nannochloropsis salina

Published

Author(s)

Nico Schneider, Tara Fortin, Roland Span, Mandy Gerber

Abstract

Algae have a variety of uses, including pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, and as a potential energy source in the form of biodiesel, bioethanol and biogas. To optimize the commercial production and use of algal biomass, production facilities have to be specifically designed to handle the source materials and subsequent products. This requires a knowledge of their thermophysical properties. To that end, density, viscosity, and heat capacity of the marine microalgae Nannochloropsis salina were determined experimentally at atmospheric pressure and as a function of temperature and total solid (TS) content. Correlation analyses show a relationship between experimental data, temperature, and total solid content for each of the investigated thermophysical properties. Thus, equations were developed allowing the calculation of these properties as a function of temperature and TS content.
Citation
Fuel Processing Technology
Volume
152

Citation

Schneider, N. , Fortin, T. , Span, R. and Gerber, M. (2016), Thermophysical Properties of the Marine Microalgae Nannochloropsis salina, Fuel Processing Technology, [online], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2016.06.039, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=920195 (Accessed January 19, 2022)
Created July 14, 2016, Updated October 12, 2021