Degradability of cellulose acetate (1.7 D.S.) and cellophane in anaerobic bioreactors

Ji Dong Gu*, S. P. McCarthy, G. P. Smith, D. Eberiel, R. A. Gross

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Abstract

The objects of this study were to simulate methanogenic conditions in the degradation of a synthetic MSW(SMSW) mixture using serum bottle techniques, and to measure the degradability of selected plastics during anaerobic fermentation. In addition, the developed technology described here for the study of anaerobic degradability of plastics during digestion of SMSW is meant to be useful as a reproducible procedure which may be considered by other researchers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
PublisherPubl by ACS
Pages230-231
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0841222169
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials - Science and Engineering - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: 23 Aug 199227 Aug 1992

Publication series

NamePolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
Volume67
ISSN (Print)0743-0515

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials - Science and Engineering
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period23/08/9227/08/92

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