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dc.contributor.authorWang, Kun
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-14T05:30:15Z
dc.date.available2014-11-14T05:30:15Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.otherwang_kun_201405_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/wang_kun_201405_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30694
dc.description.abstractSpirulina (SP) alga biomass was used to make bio-plastics using compression molding. Plasticization using Ethylene Glycol (EG), blending with ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE), and compatibilization using polyethylene-graft-maleic anhydride (PE-g-MA) with the Spirulina biomass of proper composition were tried to develop better performance bio-plastics than those made of 100% Spirulina biomass. Activated carbon, as a scavenger, can effectively absorb unpleasant odors from algae bio-plastics. Proteins were extracted from Spirulina. The protein content was determined by bcinchoninic acid (BCA) test assay, and sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) was used to obtain the approximate molecular weight. Spirulina and its extracted protein show good potentials of developing bio-plastics.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectBio-plastic, Spirulina, Microalgae, Protein
dc.titleBio-plastic potential of Spirulina microalgae
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentTextiles, Merchandising, and Interiors
dc.description.majorTextiles, Merchandising and Interiors
dc.description.advisorSuraj Sharma
dc.description.committeeSuraj Sharma
dc.description.committeeIan Hardin
dc.description.committeeJohn Brewer


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