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Comparative studies on rubber biodegradation through solid-state and submerged fermentation

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36295 45127 2006 6 PDF Available
Title
Comparative studies on rubber biodegradation through solid-state and submerged fermentation
Abstract

A comparative study on natural rubber (NR) biodegradation through solid-state fermentation (SSF) and submerged fermentation (SmF) has been carried out for both bacterial as well as fungal species. Changes in the organic carbon content along with the average molecular weight of the treated rubber samples indicated rubber hydrocarbon utilization and its degradation. Proportion of sol and gel content of the treated rubber also varied with the SmF and SSF treatment. Further, presence of aldehyde groups in the treated rubber indicated rubber biodegradation. The comparative results showed SSF to be a better treatment method for rubber biodegradation.

Keywords
Biodegradation; Cis-1,4-polyisoprene; Solid-state fermentation; Submerged fermentation; Natural rubber
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Comparative studies on rubber biodegradation through solid-state and submerged fermentation
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Process Biochemistry - Volume 41, Issue 1, January 2006, Pages 181–186
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Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering