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Table 5 Harvesting efficiency of various microalgae species with the addition of nano-particles

From: Latest development in microalgae-biofuel production with nano-additives

Microalgae species Nano-particles Harvesting efficiency (%) References
Chlorella ellipsoidea Modified Chu 13, doses 380 mg/g 90 [22]
Chlorella ellipsoidea Fe3O4 nano-particles functionally coated with polyethylenimine (PEI) 97 [22]
Chlorella ellipsoidea Iron oxide and cationic polyacrylamide (CPAM), doses 120 mg/l  > 95 [131]
Botryococcus braunii Modified Chu 13, doses 20 mg/g 100 [22]
Botryococcus braunii Iron oxide and CPAM, doses 15 mg/l  > 95 [131]
Marine Nannochloropsis sp. Magnetic Fe3O4 nano-particles, doses 99 mg/g 95 [22]
Chlorella sp. Surface-functionalized iron-oxide nano-particles (SF-IONPs) with PDA (poly dimethylammonium chloride) 99 [22]
Chlorella sp. Chitosan/magnetic nano-particles (CS-MNPs) 97 [132]
Chlorella sp. KR-1 Naked Fe3O4 magnetic particles 90 [22]