Conversion of post consumer polyethylene to the biodegradable polymer polyhydroxyalkanoate

Abstract

A process for the conversion of post consumer (agricultural) polyethylene (PE) waste to the biodegradable polymer medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate (mcl-PHA) is reported here. The thermal treatment of PE in the absence of air (pyrolysis) generated a complex mixture of low molecular weight paraffins with carbon chain lengths from C8 to C32 (PE… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00253-013-5489-2

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