Volume : III, Issue : XII, December - 2013

Screening and Identification of Soil Fungi with Potential of Plastic Degrading Ability

Sachin Sakhalkar, Dr. R. L. Mishra

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This article reveals the biodegradation of polyethylene and Polyvinyl Chloride with the help of fungi isolated from soil. The degrading ability of the fungal strains was evaluated by performing FTIR spectra, SEM and CO2 production. With the excessive use of plastics and increasing pressure being placed on capacities available for plastic waste disposal, awareness of the waste problem and its impact on the environment has created interest among research workers about polymers biodegradation. Fungi, isolated from plastic buried in soil, were subjected to growth in a medium containing plastic as the sole carbon source. The increase in fresh weight of the fungi and weight loss of plastic material in the medium after regular time intervals is evident that the fungi are utilizing plastic as the carbon source. SEM image reveals reduction in particle size of PVC Normal 0 false false false EN–US X–NONE X–NONE

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Sachin Sakhalkar, Dr. R.L. Mishra Screening and Identification of Soil Fungi with Potential of Plastic Degrading Ability Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.III, Issue.XII Dec 2013


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