Microalgae could possibly be the future solution to today’s fuel and energy issues. They have the potential to produce large quantities of oil, which could be extracted and converted into biodiesel. In addition some types of microalgae have a high content of carotenoids that could function as antioxidants or conveniently as food colorant. Consequently, it’s of great interest to study how these compounds can be extracted out from the algal cells. Our approach to this problem is to utilize pressurized and slightly heated carbon dioxide as a solvent in the development of new extraction and analysis methods.
Victor Abrahamsson received his Master of Science degree in chemistry with special focus on food science from Linnaeus University, Kalmar in 2011. His thesis work was carried out at the Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE), Copenhagen University. After a short stay in the industry as a laboratory engineer in 2011, Victor joined the Green Technology Group as a PhD student at the Centre for Analysis and Synthesis, Lund University.
Research interests: Supercritical fluid extraction and chromatography, microalgae, lipids and carotenoids.
1. Abrahamsson, V.; Hoff, S.; Nielsen, N. J.; Lund, M. N.; Andersen, M. L., Determination of sulfite in beer based on fluorescent derivatives and liquid chromatographic separation. Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists 2012, 70 (4), 296-302.
2. Abrahamsson, V.; Rodriguez-Meizoso, I.; Turner, C., Determination of carotenoids in microalgae using supercritical fluid extraction and chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A 2012, 1250, 63-68.
ChromSAAMS, Dihololo, South Africa, 2012 October 7-10,
Macro algae from research to industry - in a Nordic perspective, Grenaa, Denmark, 2012 September 19-20.
Analysdagarna, Uppsala, Sweden, 2012 June 11-13.
International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids: The versatility of supercritical fluids, San Francisco, USA, 2012 May 13-16.
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