3 years ago

Challenges of scaling-up PHA production from waste streams. A review

The search for new materials that replace fossil fuel-based plastics has been focused on biopolymers with similar physicochemical properties to fossil fuel-based plastics, such as Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA). The present paper reviews the challenges of scaling-up PHA production from waste streams during the period from 2014 to 2016, focusing on the feasibility of the alternatives and the most promising alternatives to its scaling-up. The reviewed research studies mainly focus on reducing costs or obtaining more valuable polymers. In the future, the integration of PHA production into processes such as wastewater treatment plants, hydrogen production or biodiesel factories could enhance its implementation at industrial scale.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0301479717309581

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