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Carrageenan Production

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An integrated method is developed to utilize to a maximum extent the fresh biomass of seaweeds such as Kappaphycus alvarezii that can be crushed to release sap and where the sap is useful as a potent liquid fertilizer after suitable treatment with additives and dilution while the residue is a superior raw material for extraction of κ-carrageenan, thereby enhancing the value of the seaweed. Other advantages of the invention include a reduced drying time and drying area to obtain the raw material for κ-carrageenan production in dry and storable form, a reduced cost of transporting and storing this raw material because of its lesser bulk, easier handling due to its free flowing granular nature, and its direct use for gel preparation in certain applications.Inventors: Karuppanan Eswaran, Pushpito Kumar Ghosh, Arup Kumar Siddhanta, Jinalal Shambhubhai Patolia,Chellaiah Periyasamy, Aditya Shantibhai Mehta, Kalpana Haresh Mody, Bharatkumar Kalidas Ramavat, Kamalesh Prasad, Mahesh Rameshchandra Rajyaguru, Singaram Kulandaivel Chennur Radhakrishna Reddy, Jayant Batukrai Pandya, Akhilesh Tewari Original Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research Primary Examiner: C. Sayala

Attorney: Foley & Lardner LLP
Current U.S. Classification: 71/23; 71/64.1
International Classification: C05F011/00

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Cited Patent| Filing date| Issue date| Original Assignee| Title| US3630710| Jan 31, 1969| Dec 2, 1971| | PRODUCTION OF METABOLIC DEMAND SEAWEED- TYPE FERTILIZER| US5201930| Sep 30, 1991| Apr 13, 1993| Aqua-10 Corporation| Plant growth product| Claims

1. A novel integrated process for the preparation of seaweed liquid fertilizer and free flowing phycocolloid-containing solid residue, said process consisting of steps performed in the order of: a. harvesting seaweed from the sea and removing silt and extraneous matter; b. homogenizing the seaweed in a...

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