Lipid extraction from spirulina platensis using microwave for biodiesel production

Ummu Kalsum, Heri Septya Kusuma*, Achmad Roesyadi, Mahfud Mahfud

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− Microwave was designed for lipid extraction from green algae (Spirulina platensis). Microalgae–solvent (various solvents) were extracted and heated using microwave at 600 W for around 40 min. The maximum yield obtained within this period was 12.530% of lipid compared to just 1.293% for Soxhlet extraction. Lipid analysis revealed that those with higher essential fatty acid content consist of saturated fatty acid (SAFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) which could be used for biodiesel production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Chemical Engineering Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


  • Lipid extraction
  • Microwave
  • Mixed solvent
  • Soxhlet extraction
  • Spirulina platensis


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