Polyethylene biodegradation by white rot fungi

Yuka Iiyoshi, Yuji Tsutsumi, Tomoaki Nishida

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Abstract

Biodegradation of high molecular weight polyethylene membrane by white rot fungi, IZU-154, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, and Trametes versicolor, was investigated under various nutritional conditions. These fungi significantly degraded polyethylene membrane under the ligninolytic condition. Furthermore, a significant polyethylene biodegradation was obtained by in vitro treatment of polyethylene membrane with partially purified manganese peroxidase (MnP). To our knowledge, this is the first report demonstrating polyethylene biodegradation by fungal and enzymatic treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPoster Presentations
Editors Anon
PublisherCanadian Pulp & Paper Assoc
Pages38-1/38
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 9th International Symposium on Wood and Piping Chemistry, ISWPC. Part 1 (of 2) - Montreal, Can
Duration: Jun 9 1997Jun 12 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 9th International Symposium on Wood and Piping Chemistry, ISWPC. Part 1 (of 2)
CityMontreal, Can
Period6/9/976/12/97

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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