The Utilization of Activated Sludge Polyhydroxyalkanoates for the Production of Biodegradable Plastics

Abstract

Sequencing batch reactor (SBR) systems were used for the development of a system and operating procedures for the high production and storage of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) by wastewater treatment (activated sludge) bacterial cultures. The systems were maintained at a nominal hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 10 hours, and a temperature of 20°C. The solids… (More)

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