Bioplastics

 

Bioplastics

Phase Angle and Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis (BIVA) in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patients
15/02/2024 - Phase angle (PhA) and bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) have emerged as valuable tools for assessing nutritional status and prognosis in various patient populations, but there is a lack...
Biopolymers as Seed-Coating Agent to Enhance Microbially Induced Tolerance of Barley to Phytopathogens
30/01/2024 - Infections of agricultural crops caused by pathogen ic fungi are among the most widespread and harmful, as they not only reduce the quantity of the harvest but also significantly deteriorate its...
Manipulating Microbial Cell Morphology for the Sustainable Production of Biopolymers
01/02/2024 - The total rate of plastic production is anticipated to surpass 1.1 billion tons per year by 2050. Plastic waste is non-biodegradable and accumulates in natural ecosystems. In 2020, the total amount...
Recent Biotechnological Applications of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) in the Biomedical Sector—A Review
14/11/2023 - Petroleum-derived plastics are materials of great importance for the contemporary lifestyle, and are widely used commercially because they are low cost, resistant, malleable, and weightless, in...
Approaches to Control Crazing Deformation of PHA-Based Biopolymeric Blends
26/10/2023 - The mechanical behavior of polymer materials is heavily influenced by a phenomenon known as crazing. Crazing is a precursor to damage and leads to the formation of cracks as it grows in both...
Rapid Estimation of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) Composition Using ATR-FTIR
18/10/2023 - A great research effort is involved in polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) production and characterization since they are an attractive degradable polyester family that potentially could substitute...
Biodegradation of terephthalic acid using Rhodococcus erythropolis MTCC 3951: Insights into the degradation process, applications in wastewater treatment and polyhydroxyalkanoate production
05/10/2023 - Terephthalic acid (TPA) is an endocrine disruptor widely used as a plasticizer and as a monomer in the manufacturing of PET bottles. However, because of various harmful effects on humans and the...
Optimization of Physical Parameters Involved in Cell Lysis of Bacillus Sp. to Recover Bioplastic Polyhydroxyalkanoates
- The increased global population has concurrently increased waste disposal, whose majority is conventional plastic. In this study, polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), an alternative biopolymer to...
Preparation and characterization of polyhydroxyamide composite fibers reinforced with carbon nanotubes—Experiment and computation collaborative approach
02/09/2023 - Physical Confinement of PHA Molecules by CNTAn experiment?computation collaborative approach is conducted to investigate and understand the mechanical reinforcement effect of carbon nanotubes (CNTs)...
Dynamic Model Selection and Optimal Batch Design for Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Production by Cupriavidus necator
- Abstract Mathematical modelling of microbial polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) production is essential to develop optimal bioprocess design. Though the use of mathematical models in...
Synthesis and Properties of Polyhydroxyalkanoates on Waste Fish Oil from the Production of Canned Sprats
15/07/2023 - The waste fish oil obtained from Baltic sprat waste in the production of canned sprats was studied as a sole carbon substrate for PHA synthesis by the wild-type strain Cupriavidus necator B-10646....
Degradation Behavior of Biodegradable Man-Made Fibers in Natural Soil and in Compost
06/07/2023 - In open environment applications, fibers are increasingly being used that are expected to biodegrade in the soil after their desired service life. Biodegradable polymer fibers are a versatile...
A novel polyhydroxyalkanoate/polyvinyl alcohol composite porous membrane via electrospinning and spin coating as potential application for chemotherapy and tissue engineering
29/06/2023 - Polyhydroxyalkanoate/polyvinyl alcohol (PHA/PVA) composite porous membranes were successfully prepared by coupling of electrospinning and spin?coating. The resulting composite membranes were...
Visco-Elastic and Thermal Properties of Microbiologically Synthesized Polyhydroxyalkanoate Plasticized with Triethyl Citrate
29/06/2023 - The current research is devoted to the investigation of the plasticization of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and polyhydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate (PHBV) with triethyl citrate (TEC). Three different...
Application of Immersed Membrane Bioreactor for Semi-Continuous Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates from Organic Waste-Based Volatile Fatty Acids
- Volatile fatty acids (VFAs) appear to be an economical carbon feedstock for the cost-effective production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). The use of VFAs, however, could impose a drawback of...
Exploring the Feasibility of Cell-Free Synthesis as a Platform for Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Production: Opportunities and Challenges
17/05/2023 - The extensive utilization of traditional petroleum-based plastics has resulted in significant damage to the natural environment and ecological systems, highlighting the urgent need for sustainable...
Impact of Acetic Acid Supplementation in Polyhydroxyalkanoates Production by Cupriavidus necator Using Mixture-Process Design and Artificial Neural Network
- Abstract The trend in bioplastic application has increased over the years where polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) have emerged as a potential candidate with the advantage of...
Design of novel Polylactide composite films with improved gas barrier and mechanical properties using epoxy chain extender?grafted organic montmorillonite
26/04/2023 - Polylactic acid (PLA) packaging materials are useful, safe, and degradable in the natural environment, and hence, have attracted considerable interest. In particular, the barrier properties of PLA...
Molecular?level fabrication strategies for the POSS cross?linked polybenzoxazines
20/04/2023 - In order to study the dispersion and compatibility of polysilsesquioxane (POSS) with different functional groups in benzoxazine resin, four different polysilsesquioxane/polybenzoxazine (POSS/PBZ)...
Enhancing Production of Medium-Chain-Length Polyhydroxyalkanoates from Pseudomonas sp. SG4502 by tac Enhancer Insertion
12/05/2023 - Pseudomonas sp. SG4502 screened from biodiesel fuel by-products can synthesize medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates (mcl-PHAs) using glycerol as a substrate. It contains a typical PHA class II...
Microbial Recycling of Bioplastics via Mixed-Culture Fermentation of Hydrolyzed Polyhydroxyalkanoates into Carboxylates
28/03/2023 - Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) polymers are emerging within biobased biodegradable plastic products. To build a circular economy, effective recycling routes should be established for these and other...