BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 13, 2012) - Diversified Technologies, Inc. has introduced a new low-energy PEF (pulsed electric field) process for the extraction of intracellular materials from algae and other vegetable or organic matter for bio-refining and wastewater pre-digestion. It is much more cost-effective and efficient than a thermal process.
Diversified Technologies' PowerMod™ PEF System for the extraction of intra- cellular materials from a biomass pumped in slurry features a chemical-free, non-thermal process using less energy than cooking. Applying 1 to 40 kV/cm high voltage pulses for 2 to 20 microseconds, this solid-state system breaks cell membranes and releases intracellular materials to the surrounding solution at about 10% of the cost of a thermal process, claims the firm.
Consisting of a high voltage pulse modulator, power supply, and treatment chamber, Diversified Technologies' PowerMod™ PEF System is capable of up to 40 kl/hour throughput. Providing simple, push-button operation, this compact unit is 4 ft. tall and requires low maintenance. Applications include any biomass in slurry or other pump-able liquid such as algae oil extraction.
Diversified Technologies' PowerMod™ PEF System for plant cell extraction is priced from $500,000.00, depending upon configuration.
About Diversified Technologies, Inc.
Diversified Technologies, Inc. is the developer and marketer of the PowerMod™ line of high voltage, high power pulse modulators, DC power supplies, and control systems. The firm's products are used worldwide in high power applications such as radar, high energy physics, defense, and food processing. Selected twice by R&D Magazine as one of the 100 most significant products of the year, PowerMod™ systems are available in a wide range of voltage, current, and performance configurations.