Fawzy MA1, Gomaa M2, Hifney AF1, Abdel-Gawad KM1.
Carbohydr Polym. 2017 Feb 10;157:1903-1912. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2016.11.077. Epub 2016 Nov 28.Alginate was recovered from Sargassum latifolium biomass using different conditions of alkali treatment. Box-Behnken experimental design was evaluated to study the influence of alkali:alga ratio, temperature and time on alginate yield, and its molecular weight (MW) and mannuronic/guluronic acid ratio (M/G). The second-order polynomial equations were analyzed by appropriate statistical methods. Extraction temperature and time were the most important factors during alginate alkaline extraction. Read More