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A new mechanism for efficient hydrocarbon electro-extraction from Botryococcus braunii

Overview of attention for article published in Biotechnology for Biofuels, February 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#14 of 1,303)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
A new mechanism for efficient hydrocarbon electro-extraction from Botryococcus braunii
Published in
Biotechnology for Biofuels, February 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13068-017-0724-1
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Authors

Alexis Guionet, Bahareh Hosseini, Justin Teissié, Hidenori Akiyama, Hamid Hosseini

Abstract

Recent understanding that specific algae have high hydrocarbon production potential has attracted considerable attention. Botryococcus braunii is a microalga with an extracellular hydrocarbon matrix, which makes it an appropriate green energy source. This study focuses on extracting oil from the microalgae matrix rather than the cells, eliminating the need for an excessive electric field to create electro-permeabilization. In such a way, technical limitations due to high extraction energy and cost can be overcome. Here, nanosecond pulsed electric fields (nsPEF) with 80 ns duration and 20-65 kV/cm electric fields were applied. To understand the extraction mechanism, the structure of the algae was accurately studied under fluorescence microscope; extraction was quantified using image analysis; quality of extraction was examined by thin-layer chromatography (TLC); and the cell/matrix separation was observed real-time under a microscope during nsPEF application. Furthermore, optimization was carried out by screening values of electric fields, pulse repetition frequencies, and energy spent. The results offer a novel method applicable for fast and continues hydrocarbon extraction process at low energy cost.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 2%
Unknown 50 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 20%
Student > Master 8 16%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Lecturer 2 4%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 10 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 16%
Chemical Engineering 5 10%
Engineering 5 10%
Environmental Science 4 8%
Other 9 18%
Unknown 11 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 47. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 November 2018.
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#585,170
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#14
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#17,235
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Outputs of similar age from Biotechnology for Biofuels
#1
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