Biological Approaches in Polyhydroxyalkanoates Recovery

Gonzalez, K.; Navia, R.; Liu, Shijie; Cea, Mara


Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are bio-based polymers with the potential of replace petrochemical plastics. Nevertheless, PHA commercialization is still low, due to the high production cost associated with industrial-scale development. The most cost/efficient PHA recovery strategies use organochlorine compounds or harsh reagents implying a high environmental impact. Therefore, the importance of developing an economical and efficient recovery strategy cannot be overestimated. Thus, new approaches have been reported that look for creating a sustainable production process, such as biological recovery, PHA secretion or predator bacteria. Moreover, if bioplastics would become the plastics of the future, it must be necessary to replace the traditional PHA extraction methods by environmentally friendly options. Hence, the aim of this review is to analyze trends in the development of efficient technologies for the sustainable recovery of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) produced by microorganisms.

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Título según WOS: Biological Approaches in Polyhydroxyalkanoates Recovery
Título de la Revista: CURRENT MICROBIOLOGY
Volumen: 78
Número: 1
Editorial: Springer
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Página de inicio: 1
Página final: 10


Notas: ISI