Extraction of protein from microalgae using low pulsed electric field

Salamah Samsu and Fouziah Md Yassin and Jedol Dayou (2018) Extraction of protein from microalgae using low pulsed electric field. Akademi Sains Malaysia (ASM) Journal, 11 (2). pp. 106-111. ISSN 1823−6782

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Extraction of specific biological components from microalgae is often prevented by theintrinsic rigidity of the cell wall. Therefore, cell disruption is required to permit access to theinternal components of the cells. The purpose of this study is to extract protein from microalgae using low Pulsed Electric Field (PEF). Chlorella vulgaris, Scenedesmus sp. and Chlorococcum sp. were treated with PEF (80 V/cm) in silver/silver and stainless-steel/stainless-steel parallel electrodes treatment chambers for 10 minutes. Treated samples went through solid/liquid separation by centrifugation and the supernatants were further analyzed by Fourier Transforminfrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Results showed that overheating occurred at the negativeterminal of the electrode causing damages to cells during treatment. Low pulse duty cycle was able to reduce the overheating effect during PEF treatment. From FTIR spectra, cellulose and protein were detected in the supernatant, indicating that the cells were successfully lysed and some protein managed to diffuse out of the cells during the treatment.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Cell Disruption, Protein Extraction, Parallel Electrodes, FTIR Spectroscopy
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Puan Dg Masniah Ahmad
Date Deposited: 08 May 2019 14:29
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 14:29
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/21991

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