Hettich ROTINA 380R Used in Algae Study for Biodiesel Production
Scientists from the University of Baghdad employed the Hettich ROTINA 380R benchtop centrifuge in their study entitled “Stimulation of biodiesel production from two algae: Chlorella vulgarisBerjerinckandNitzschiapalea (Kütz) Smith,and study their some growth parameters under different light intensity.” The study aimed to examine the ability of isolated local algae to produce lipids in different light intensities, and to assess the quality of the lipids for use in biodiesel.
Scientists collected freshwaster samples of algae Chlorella vulgarisBerjerinck and Nitzchiapalea for testing. The algae were then purified, cultivated, and harvested. Lipids were extracted and analyzed via the High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) system. The algae samples were centrifuged for 30 minutes at 5,000 rpm and 4°C using the Hettich ROTINA 380R benchtop centrifuge for carbohydrate and protein separation. These components were then analyzed.
The study’s “results revealed that the effect of different levels of light intensities on biomass growth for both isolated algae … showed no significant differences among treatments and control.”
Hettich’s comprehensive line of centrifuges enables scientists to conduct important testing and research, such as this study on the effect of light on algae’s potential use as biodiesel. The Hettich ROTINA 380R is a high-capacity, general-purpose benchtop centrifuge suited for routine and specialized laboratory applications.
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