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Department:Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technologyen_US
Author:Yeung, Ka-lamen_US
URI:https://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/3393-
Language:Englishen_US
Title:PHA production by bacteria isolated from seawater/marine sediment, using industrial food waste as substrateen_US
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.en_US
Pages:ix, 131 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cmen_US
Year:2003-
Degree:All Masteren_US
Degree:M.Sc.en_US
Subject:Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertationsen_US
Subject:Poly-beta-hydroxyalkanoatesen_US
Subject:Polymers -- Biodegradationen_US
Subject:Industrial microbiologyen_US
Subject:Waste products as feeden_US
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