Studies on the Isolation and Identification of PEG-Degradable Strains and Physical Chracteristics of PEG-Films

PEG 분해균주의 분리, 동정 및 PEG Film 상용성에 관한 연구

  • 이제혁 (경희대학교 식품가공학과) ;
  • 이준열 (경희대학교 섬유공학과) ;
  • 전억한 (경희대학교 식품가공학과)
  • Published : 1994.06.01


Several strains capable of degrading PEGs(Polyethylene Glycols) were isolated and investigated for their biodegradation ability of PEGs. Microorganisms screened for the biodegrada- tion studies were those grown on the PEG used as a sole carbon and energy source. It was known that the number of microorganisms decreased when grown on the high molecular weight of PEG. A biodegradation of PEG was investigated with such microorganisms in the reactor and resulted in the decrease in PEG concentration meaning that PEG was degraded in the reactor. This microorganism was identified as Flavobacterium sp. The biodegradability was found to be about 18.8% for PEG-8000 and 25.4% for PEG-10,000, respectively. For the manufacture of biodeg- radable PEG film, EMAA/PEG and EAA/PEG blending ability was investigated with IR spectrum and showed that it was possible to produce blending film.



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