Bioresource Technology 214 (2016) 9–15 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Bioresource Technology journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/biortech Potential for polyhydroxyalkanoate production on German or European municipal waste water treatment plants a,⇑,1 b,1 T. Pittmann , H. Steinmetz TBF + Partner AG, Planer und Ingenieure, Herrenberger Strasse 14, D-71032 Boeblingen, Germany Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern, Ressourcenorientierte Abwasserbehandlung, Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 14, D-67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany highl i ghts graphical a bstrac t Potential analysis for PHA production on wastewater treatment plants was calculated. Results show that high amounts on PHA could be produced on treatment plants. 20% of current biopolymer production could be produced on German treatment plants. 115% of current biopolymer production could be produced on EU treatment plants. Organic matter in waste water could be recycled. article i nfo abstract Article history: Biopolymers, which are made of renewable raw materials and/or biodegradable residual materials pre- Received 20 January 2016 sent a possible alternative to common plastic. A potential analysis, based on experimental results in lab- Received in revised form 11 April 2016 oratory scale and detailed data from German waste water treatment plants, showed that the theoretically Accepted 16 April 2016 possible production of biopolymers in Germany amounts to more than 20% of the
Bioresource Technology – Elsevier
Published: Aug 1, 2016
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