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Biodegradation and Feasibility of Three Pleurotus Species on Cigarette Filters

  title={Biodegradation and Feasibility of Three Pleurotus Species on Cigarette Filters},
  author={R. F. Updyke},
This study was designed to evaluate the biodegradation and feasibility of growing three oyster mushroom species Pleurotus ostreatus, Pleurotus citrinopileatus, and Pleurotus djamor on three different cigarette filter waste substrates: intact cigarette filters, blended cigarette filters, and smoked, intact cigarette filters. Cigarette filters are a common waste and are made primarily of cellulose acetate. Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus spp.) have been shown to degrade synthetic polymers similar to… 

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