"Biopol" Essays and Research Papers

  • Biopol

    * Biopol is a copolymer of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and polyhydroxyvalerate (PHV) to form PHBV. PRODUCTION: * Enzyme used in synthesis is Ralstonia eutrohpus * Biopol is produced industrially, using the fermentation of sugar by R. eutrohpus that grow in tanks with a carbon-based food source and limited nutrients (P/NO3). It is then separated and purified. * Polymers made from plants have the same structure...

    Biodegradable plastic, Biodegradable waste, Biodegradable waste management 323  Words | 2  Pages

  • Cassava as an Ideal Bioplastic

    filler to allow it to degrade more easily, but it still does not lead to complete breakdown of the plastic. Some researchers have actually genetically engineered bacteria that synthesize a completely biodegradable plastic, but this material, such as Biopol, is expensive at present. The diversity and ubiquity of plastic products substantially testify to the versatility of the special class of engineering materials known as polymers. However, the non-biodegradability of these petrochemical-based...

    Amylomaize, Biodegradable plastic, Biodegradation 1820  Words | 7  Pages

  • Cassava Starch as an Effective Component for Ideal Biodegradable Plastic

    "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_engineering" \t "_blank" \o "Genetic engineering"genetically engineered bacteria that synthesize a completely biodegradable plastic, but this material, such as HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biopol" \t "_blank" \o "Biopol"Biopol, is expensive at present. The diversity and ubiquity of plastic products substantially testify to the versatility of the special class of engineering materials known as polymers. However, the non-biodegradability of these petrochemical-based...

    Biodegradable plastic, Biodegradation, Bioplastic 2518  Words | 8  Pages

  • Comparison of effective biodegradable plastic

    filler to allow it to degrade more easily, but it still does not lead to complete breakdown of the plastic. Some researchers have actually genetically engineered bacteria that synthesize a completely biodegradable plastic, but this material, such as Biopol, is expensive at present. The diversity and ubiquity of plastic products substantially testify to the versatility of the special class of engineering materials known as polymers. However, the non-biodegradability of these petrochemical-based materials...

    Biodegradable plastic, Biodegradation, Bioplastic 1939  Words | 8  Pages

  • “Cassava Derived Starch As Component For Biodegradable Plastic”

    filler to allow it to degrade more easily, but it still does not lead to complete breakdown of the plastic. Some researchers have actually genetically engineered bacteria that synthesize a completely biodegradable plastic, but this material, such as Biopol, is expensive at present. The diversity and ubiquity of plastic products substantially testify to the versatility of the special class of engineering materials known as polymers. However, the non-biodegradability of these petrochemical-based materials...

    Amino acid, Biodegradable plastic, Biodegradation 2279  Words | 8  Pages

  • Pros and Cons of Genetic Engineering in Plants

    indigenous peoples.|Steals genetic commons from peasant farmers and indigenous peoples (biopiracy by the rich North, e.g. neem tree & basmati rice).| Biopolymers can be produced in GM plants allowing the manufacture of biodegradeable plastics (e.g. PHBV, Biopol), which are also sustainable because they are not made from fossil fuels. |No comment|...

    Agriculture, Bacillus thuringiensis, Genetic engineering 3206  Words | 8  Pages

  • Acetylation of Native Starch for Production of Biodegradable Plastics

    degrade more easily, but it still does not lead to complete breakdown of the plastic. Some researchers have actually genetically engineered bacteria that synthesize a completely biodegradable plastic, but this material is expensive at present e.g. BP's Biopol. BASF make Ecoflex, fully biodegradable polyester for food packaging applications. A potential disadvantage of biodegradable plastics is that the carbon that is locked up in them is released into the atmosphere as a greenhouse gas carbon dioxide...

    Biodegradable plastic, Biodegradation, Bioplastic 9419  Words | 30  Pages

  • Plastic and Environment

    filler to allow it to degrade more easily, but it still does not lead to complete breakdown of the plastic. Some researchers have actually genetically engineered bacteria that synthesize a completely biodegradable plastic, but this material, such as Biopol, is expensive at present.[5] The German chemical company BASF makes Ecoflex, a fully biodegradable polyester for food packaging applications. Natural vs synthetic Main article: Bioplastic Most plastics are produced from petrochemicals. Motivated...

    Chemistry, Plastic, Polymer 4957  Words | 14  Pages

  • Biodegradable Plastic

    applications of PHA are blow and injection-moulded bottles and plastic films. Such films are available in Australia under the Biopol trademark. Degradation Mechanisms and Properties PHAs are biodegradable via composting. Optimum conditions for the commercially available Biopol™ (PHA) degradation during a 10-week composting period were 60°C, 55% moisture, and C:N ratio of 18:1. Biopol™ reached close to a 100% degradation rate under these composting conditions. The aliphatic polyesters function like starch...

    Biodegradable plastic, Biodegradation, Bioplastic 18807  Words | 71  Pages

  • fuel from waste

    filler to allow it to degrade more easily, but it still does not lead to complete breakdown of the plastic. Some researchers have actually genetically engineered bacteria that synthesize a completely biodegradable plastic, but this material, such as Biopol, is expensive at present. The Department of Mechanical Engg, SKIT Page 12 Fuel From Plastic Waste German chemical company BASF makes Ecoflex, a fully biodegradable polyester for food packaging applications. Bioplastics Some plastics...

    Biodegradable plastic, Petroleum, Plastic 7277  Words | 32  Pages

  • Chmistry Notes

    bacteria in the production process raises issues of an ethical nature. ▪ There are concerns about the effects of GM bacteria on the environment – e.g. if they escape from cultures. – Future Developments: ▪ Recently, the gene for producing Biopol polymer strands from the Alcaligenes Eutrophus bacteria was extracted and implanted into E. coli using genetic engineering techniques. E. coli bacteria are much easier to grow than other bacteria, and thus are cheaper. ▪ Nutrient sources are...

    Carbon dioxide, Chemical bond, Chemical reaction 11047  Words | 39  Pages

  • Comment on How Changes in Macro and Market Environment Forces Impact on the Level of Competition in an Industry.

    skincare and cosmetics range of vegetable-based products containing no animal ingredients. Plastic products and components have been the target of criticism because of their non-biodegradability, but biodegradable polymers are now available. For example, Biopol was developed by ICI, which claims it is the first fully biodegradable commercial plastic. Its applications include disposable nappies, rubbish bags, and paper plates and cups that are coated with a thin plastic film. Concern has also been expressed...

    Europe, European Union, Marketing 18614  Words | 61  Pages

  • Polymer Data Handbook

    Poly(butylene terephthalate) Poly(ethylene-2,6-naphthalate) Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Astramol dendrimers Atactic polypropylene Bakelite Balata Barex (copolymer) Baypren Baysilone M fluid Biodel-CPP Biodel-EAD Biodone Bioerodible poly(phosphazene) Biopol Bisphenol-A polycarbonate Bisphenol-A polysulfone BMI BR Branched PE BrIIR Brominated isobutylene isoprene rubber Butacite Butaclor Butvar Butyl rubber CA Cage structure polymers Carborane-containing polymers Fullerene-containing polymers Capron...

    Elastomer, Plastic, Polymer 174383  Words | 928  Pages

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