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Ionic liquid method for the extraction of lipid from microalgae biomass: a review


Motlagh, Shiva Rezaei and Elgharbawy, Amal A. and Khezri, Ramin and Harun, Razif and Awang Biak, Dayang Radiah and Hussain, Siti Aslina (2021) Ionic liquid method for the extraction of lipid from microalgae biomass: a review. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. pp. 1-23. ISSN 2190-6815; ESSN: 2190-6823


Microalgae are an alternative source of renewable energy and high-value products for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, etc., due to rich in carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and high-density lipoproteins. Existing methods for cell disruption and extraction are costly and suffered from low proficiencies. Ionic liquids are proven to be an environmentally friendly substitute to conventional volatile organic solvents. They have been used in extracting different types of biomass, including microalgae. This article reviews the potential of ILs in extracting biomolecules, lipid, and omega-3, from microalgae biomass. The physicochemical properties of ILs, including viscosity, density, and melting point, their advantages and limitation, as well as toxicity and recyclability of ILs in lipid processing, are discussed.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-021-01972-2
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Ionic liquids; Lipid extraction; Omega-3; Microalgae biomass; Cell disruption
Depositing User: Ms. Che Wa Zakaria
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2023 08:21
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2023 08:21
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/93918
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