Driven by the demand for alternatives to fossil fuels and the challenge to mitigate carbon emissions, algae biomass industry executives around the world are striving to develop and commercialize large-scale algae production. A main hurdle for this is the dewatering step required by many processes after harvesting the biomass. One way to achieve efficient and complete harvest is to employ scalable membrane separation technologies for concentrating the algae after harvesting from the growing environment.
Pall’s ASCF technology utilizes proprietary hollow fiber membranes with outstanding regeneration capabilities. The robust fibers coupled with unique system designs developed by Pall ensure consistent performance and reliability that can be scaled up for commercial installations. The membranes will not foul while processing the algae.Doug DiLillo joined Pall in 1995 and has held various business development roles in Pall’s Fuels & Chemicals group. In his current role, Doug leads a global effort dedicated to developing separation solutions that will help enable the success of emerging methods for the production of bio-based fuels and chemicals. He has over 25 years of experience in applying separations technologies for challenging processes. About Pall Fuels and Chemicals Pall Fuels and Chemicals provides filtration and separation technologies for the oil and gas industry, refineries, alternative energy, chemical and petrochemical plants and polymer producers. Our products and services enable customers to meet regulatory requirements and increase output while reducing total cost of ownership. Pall's solutions help to ensure product quality and protect consumers while lowering operating costs and minimizing waste. They also enable the production of clean, sustainable energy sources, and enable water recycling and reuse. About Pall Corporation Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The Company’s engineered products enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation is an S&P 500 company serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a “top green company” by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more sustainable future, follow us on Twitter @PallCorporation or visit www.pall.com/green.