Novel alternative recovery of polyhydroxyalkanoates from mixed microbial cultures using microwave-assisted extraction
BACKGROUND: Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are a class of biodegradable biopolymers produced and accumulated by microorganisms. PHAs are recovered from microbial biomass through the stages of pretreatment, extraction and purification. An alternative recovery method is microwave-assisted extraction (MAE), which involves the supply of energy through an electromagnetic field, generating high temperatures in reduced times. A study to evaluate the recovery of PHAs from mixed microbial cultures was conducted using MAE. This method was evaluated through a four-factorial experimental design, with the efficiency as the evaluated response. PHAs were also recovered using conventional heat extraction as control.
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|Novel alternative recovery of polyhydroxyalkanoates from mixed microbial cultures using microwave-assisted extraction
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|JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
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