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Microalgae Harvesting Using Stimuli-Sensitive Hydrogels

United States Patent Application

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A harvesting device and methods of harvesting (i.e., dewatering) algae are described. The harvesting device and methods involve the use of stimuli-sensitive hydrogels.
Vadlamani, Agasteswar (Toledo, OH), Zhao, Xiaofei (Toledo, OH), Viamajala, Sridhar (Sylvania, OH), Varanasi, Sasidhar (Toledo, OH)
The University of Toledo (Toledo OH)
15/ 263,625
September 13, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under grant number CHE-1230609 awarded by the National Science Foundation, and grant number DE-EE0005993 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.