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dc.contributor.authorHalim, R.
dc.contributor.authorHosikian, A.
dc.contributor.authorLim, S.
dc.contributor.authorDanquah, Michael
dc.identifier.citationHalim, R. and Hosikian, A. and Lim, S. and Danquah, M. 2010. Chlorophyll extraction from microalgae: A review on the process engineering aspects. International Journal of Chemical Engineering.

Chlorophyll is an essential compound in many everyday products. It is used not only as an additive in pharmaceutical and cosmetic products but also as a natural food colouring agent. Additionally, it has antioxidant and antimutagenic properties. This review discusses the process engineering of chlorophyll extraction from microalgae. Different chlorophyll extraction methods and chlorophyll purification techniques are evaluated. Our preliminary analysis suggests supercritical fluid extraction to be superior to organic solvent extraction. When compared to spectroscopic technique, high performance liquid chromatography was shown to be more accurate and sensitive for chlorophyll analysis. Finally, through CO 2 capture and wastewater treatment, microalgae cultivation process was shown to have strong potential for mitigation of environmental impacts. Copyright © 2010 Aris Hosikian et al.

dc.publisherSerials Publications
dc.titleChlorophyll extraction from microalgae: A review on the process engineering aspects
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleInternational Journal of Chemical Engineering
curtin.departmentCurtin Sarawak
curtin.accessStatusOpen access via publisher

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