Vortex fluidic entrapment of functional microalgal cells in a magnetic polymer matrix
MetadataShow full item record
Composite materials based on superparamagnetic magnetite nanoparticles embedded in polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) are generated in a continuous flow vortex fluidic device (VFD). The same device is effective in entrapping microalgal cells within this material, such that the functional cells can be retrieved from aqueous dispersions using an external magnet. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2013.