Microfluidics in lipid extraction

Ninad Mehendale, S. P. Jeevan Kumar, Naresh Kumar Mani, Surajbhan Sevda, Sunandan Naha, Swati Sharma, Vijay Kumar Garlapati

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Microfluidics is an interdisciplinary science dealing with the miniaturization of experiments with minimal expense, energy, time, and solvent usage. Experimental results are highly reproducible with great accuracy. Biodiesel is one of the prominent renewable biofuels, which has the potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. In the biodiesel production process, algae cultivation, biomass harvesting, drying, lipid extraction, transesterification, and purification are significant steps. Microfluidics has shown prominent results not only in harvesting the biomass but also in efficient lipid extraction. Because of the advantage of miniaturization, using microfluidic devices is a viable approach for lipid extraction and biodiesel production. In this chapter, the basics of microfluidics and their applications in harvesting and extraction of lipids are elucidated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on Miniaturization in Analytical Chemistry
Subtitle of host publicationApplication of Nanotechnology
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780128197639
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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