Studies on the Biodegradability of Linear Low-Density Polyethylene–Dextrin Blends using Vibrios from the Benthic Environment

@article{Hamza2009StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the Biodegradability of Linear Low-Density Polyethylene–Dextrin Blends using Vibrios from the Benthic Environment},
  author={Zeena P. Hamza and K. F. Anna Dilfi and Thomas Kurian and Saritha G. Bhat},
  journal={Progress in Rubber Plastics and Recycling Technology},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={129 - 139}
}
Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) was blended with dextrin of different particle sizes (100, 200, and 300 mesh). Various compositions were prepared, and mechanical and thermal studies were carried out. The biodegradability of these samples was verified using culture medium containing vibrios (amylase-producing bacteria) which were isolated from the marine benthic environment. Soil burial tests of these samples were also conducted. Biodegradability tests on these blends indicate that they… CONTINUE READING

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