Hydrocarbons from microalgae need to be separated from the biomass

Table 1.
Compositions of lipids extracted from exploded microalgal biomass.Compositions of lipidsCompound nameWeight percentages of various compositions in lipids extracted with chloroform and methanol (%)Extraction from lyophilized microalgal biomassExtraction from wet microalgal AT13387 after instant catapult steam explosionC13H26O2Dodecanoic acid, methyl ester0.680.61C15H30O2Methyl tetradecanoate7.897.86C17H34O2Hexadecanoic acid, methyl ester24.7624.23C17H32O29-Hexadecenoic acid, methyl ester, (Z)–22.0922.84C19H38O2Octadecanoic acid, methyl ester1.271.30C19H36O29-Octadecenoic acid, methyl ester, (E)–4.364.64C19H34O29,12-Octadecadienoic acid (Z,Z)-, methyl ester2.172.25C21H34O25,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic acid, methyl ester6.136.33C21H32O25,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid, methyl ester21.1120.99Total90.46%91.05%Full-size tableTable optionsView in workspaceDownload as CSV
3.5. Lipid extraction from wet microalgae through hexane-based processes
Fig. 5. Effects of extractant and cosolvent on lipid recovery from microalgal biomass after instant catapult steam explosion.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide