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Ayse Neslihan Say

Dr Ayse Neslihan Say

Research Fellow


University of Sheffield

Research summary

Current research is developing a small pilot facility with all the processing steps for a biorefinery, but an essential step is the low energy collection of the biomass -- harvesting, dewatering and solids handling of the microalgae. The main objective of the research project is the defouling and cleaning of the filters using energy efficient microbubbles. Since 25-35% of the energy of a conventional microalgae processing plant goes on this step, reduction is essential for sustainable processing.

Grants awarded

A high performance MPBR design for microalgae cultivation utilising microbuble technology

Scheme: Newton International Fellowships

Dates: Dec 2017 - Dec 2019

Value: £99,000

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