Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 3A Page No.: 709-714 Jan-Mar 12

 

STUDIES ON DEGRADATION OF SYNTHETIC POLYMER NYLON 6 BY LIGNOLYTIC FUNGUS Phanerochaete chrysosporium NCIM 1073

 

Chonde Sonal G1., Chonde Sachin G2, Bhosale Pallavi R.1 and Raut P.

1. Department of Environmental Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur (INDIA)
2. Department of Chemistry, BAMU, Aurangabad (INDIA)

 

Received on : October 10, 2011

 

ABSTRACT

 

A study of nylon 6 polymer degradation by lignolytic fungus Phanerochaete crysosporium has been carried out under submerged conditions. The analysis was carried out using weight and thickness measurements, and I. R. spectroscopy. Sheets of nylon 6 were inserted in fermentation broth which was incubated on a rotary shaker at 30°C and 90 rpm. Nylon 6 was the sole source of nitrogen in the medium. A colony of fungus was developed that resulted in substantial degradation via crack within 75 days. The groove that weakening and breaking of polyamide bond have been confirmed by weakening in I R band and molar mass reductions have been observed in morphological studies.

 

Keywords : Nylon 6, Degradation, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, Plastic waste management, Fungus

 

 

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