A Moving Belt System with Switchable Hydrophilic/Hydrophobic Surface for Continuous Removal of Microalgae from Water

Organization: 

National University of Singapore, Industry Liaison Office, Singapore, SG

I.P. Brief: 

The Invention is related to microalgae removal from water. Using a continuous moving belt coated with a switchable hydrophobic/hydrophilic layer, the hydrophilic surface attaches a thin layer of water with microalgae in it, which is then removed by a stream of hot air switching the surface into a hydrophobic surface.

Keywords: 

microalgae, biofuel, water resources

Primary Industry: 

Environmental, Water & Waste

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