Polyethylene Terephthalate Degradation by Microalga Chlorella vulgaris Along with Pretreatment

  title={Polyethylene Terephthalate Degradation by Microalga Chlorella vulgaris Along with Pretreatment},
  author={Wajeeha Falah and Fu-Jia Chen and Bibi Saima Zeb and Malik Tahir Hayat and Qaisar Mahmood and Abdolghafar Ebadi and Mohsen Toughani and En-Zhong Li},
  journal={Materiale Plastice},
The current research explored the potential of microalgal species Chlorella vulgaris and Pretreatment to remediate plastic waste. It was concluded from the results that Pretreatment had a marked effect on the cracking and alteration of plastic polymer, which helped to grow microbial species on the cracked surface as evident by Compound Microscopy (CM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), and Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis. FTIR data also supported the notion that in… 

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