PHB production with bacteria isolated from cardboard industry soil
Nausheen Sadaf1 and D. C. Kamthane2
1 Research student, NSB College, Nanded.
2 Head and Research Guide, Dept. of Microbiology, SGB College, Purna.
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Plastic materials that have been universally used in our daily lives but now they are causing serious environmental problems. To overcome this, the only alternative is use of bioplastic and for this, a decrease in its production cost is required. My work aims to use paper pulp as carbon source for PHB production. Three isolates have used here which are actually isolated from paper industry soil. They were biochemically characterized with Bergey’s Mannual of Systematic Bacteriology. The isolates produced more PHB with paper pulp as compared with pure sugar as carbon source. Effect of different parameters like effect of pH, temperature and incubation time was also determined. The produced PHB was confirmed with FTIR analysis.
Plastic materials, Bioplastic, Paper pulp, PHB, FTIR
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