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Magnetic mesoporous material for the sequestration of algae

United States Patent

September 9, 2014
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Material to Efficiently and Economically Obtain Microorganisms and Microalgae
The present invention provides a magnetic mesoporous nanoparticle that includes a mesoporous silicate nanoparticle and iron oxide. The present invention also provides a method of using magnetic mesoporous nanoparticles to sequester microorganisms from a media.
Lin; Victor Shang-Yi (Ames, IA), Trewyn; Brian G. (Ames, IA), Kandel; Kapil (Ames, IA), Slowing; Igor Ivan (Ames, IA)
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Ames, IA)
13/ 300,343
November 18, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-AC02-07CH11358 and Grant No. DE-FG26-0NT08854 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.