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Decomposition rates of cotton and polyester fabrics buried in soil at Khao Yai Da , Rayong Province , Thailand

  title={Decomposition rates of cotton and polyester fabrics buried in soil at Khao Yai Da , Rayong Province , Thailand},
  author={Sasikarn Komkleow and Anthony J. S. Whalley and Aphichart Karnchanatat and Prakitsin Sihanonth},
The objective of this research was to compare rates of biodegradation of cotton and polyester fabrics buried in a tropical soil at Khao Yai Da, Rayong Province. We also compared the effects on the rate of biodegradation between fabrics soaked in 5% urea and 2% glucose with the control. The rate of decomposition was measured by determination of weight loss and the physical changes in fabric structure as visualized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Biodegradation of the cotton was… Expand

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