PHA production by bacteria isolated from seawater/marine sediment, using industrial food waste as substrate

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PHA production by bacteria isolated from seawater/marine sediment, using industrial food waste as substrate

 

Author: Yeung, Ka-lam
Title: PHA production by bacteria isolated from seawater/marine sediment, using industrial food waste as substrate
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2003
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Poly-beta-hydroxyalkanoates
Polymers -- Biodegradation
Industrial microbiology
Waste products as feed
Department: Dept. of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology
Pages: ix, 131 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1749097
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/3393
Abstract: In the study of Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) produced microorganisms, the source of natural PHA producer bacteria can be come from many environments such as activated sludge, sewage effluent or soil. It is relatively less issue related to the isolation of bacteria from seawater/marine sediment. In this study, 4 seawater/marine sediments collected from 4 different locations, with different ecosystem environment, were used to screen and search for PHA producer bacteria. FTIR method was used in the PHA screening. The bacteria isolated from the sediments were employed for PHA accumulation fermentation, using industrial food wastes as carbon substrate. The product yields were examined.

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