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Chlorella sp microalgae suspensions rheological behaviour analyzes in different culture times

Grant number: 14/17480-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2014
Effective date (End): November 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering
Principal researcher:Daniela Helena Pelegrine Guimarães
Grantee:Hassan Serrano Saade
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de Lorena (EEL). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Lorena , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Renewable fuels production got great incentive recently, with fuel prices increase and more environmental issues concerns. Among raw materials available for biofuels, microalgae emerge as a sustainable alternative due high productivity and needlessness in land and water quality. Taking into account the growing interest in microalgae use as biodiesel raw this research aims to analyze rheological behaviour of microalgae suspensions (Chlorella sp) in different culture times, in order to estimate the energy demands of each step, aimed optimizing the a continuous-feed tubular bioreactor construction.

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