In this work, a chitosan-modified nanofiber membrane was fabricated and used to examine the permeation characteristics of C-phycocyanin (CPC) obtained from Spirulina platensis. The effects of NaCl concentration (0.1–1.0 M), chitosan coupling pH (6–8), chitosan coupling concentration (0.1–3.0%), algal solution pH (6–8), algal mass concentration (0.1–1.0% dw/v), and membrane flux (4.08 × 10 −2 –2.04 × 10 −1 mL/min·cm 2 ) on the penetration performance of the membrane for CPC were investigated. The results show that the order of binding selectivity of the membrane for these proteins is contaminating proteins (TP) > allophycocyanin (APC) > CPC. TP and APC molecules were more easily adsorbed by the chitosan-modified membrane, and the CPC molecules most easily penetrated the membrane without being adsorbed, enhancing CPC purity. The purification factor and total mass flux were 3.3 fold and 66%, respectively, in a single step.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal of Biological Macromolecules|
|Publication status||Published - 2019 Jul 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Structural Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Economics and Econometrics