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Energies 2015, 8(1), 610-620; doi:10.3390/en8010610

Energy-Saving Lipid Extraction from Wet Euglena gracilis by the Low-Boiling-Point Solvent Dimethyl Ether

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Department of Chemical Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8603, Japan
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Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012, Japan
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Energy Engineering Research Laboratory, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 240-0196, Japan
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Academic Editor: Shusheng Pang
Received: 4 November 2014 / Accepted: 8 January 2015 / Published: 15 January 2015
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Abstract

We tested a wet extraction method for lipid extraction from Euglena gracilis water slurry at 0.51 MPa and 20 °C using liquefied dimethyl ether (DME). The yields, proximate analyses, elemental composition, and molecular weight distribution properties of the extracts from E. gracilis and the remaining residues obtained by DME extraction were compared with those of the extracts obtained by hexane Soxhlet extraction. View Full-Text
Keywords: dimethyl ether; Euglena gracilis; lipid extraction dimethyl ether; Euglena gracilis; lipid extraction
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Kanda, H.; Li, P.; Goto, M.; Makino, H. Energy-Saving Lipid Extraction from Wet Euglena gracilis by the Low-Boiling-Point Solvent Dimethyl Ether. Energies 2015, 8, 610-620.

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