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Title: Photoconversion of gasified organic materials into biologically-degradable plastics

Abstract

A process is described for converting organic materials (such as biomass wastes) into a bioplastic suitable for use as a biodegradable plastic. In a preferred embodiment the process involves thermally gasifying the organic material into primarily carbon monoxide and hydrogen, followed by photosynthetic bacterial assimilation of the gases into cell material. The process is ideally suited for waste recycling and for production of useful biodegradable plastic polymer. 3 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5449812
Patent Number(s):
5250427
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-904194
Assignee:
Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 25 Jun 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; ORGANIC WASTES; RECYCLING; PLASTICS; SYNTHESIS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; MATERIALS; PETROCHEMICALS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; SYNTHETIC MATERIALS; WASTES; 320303* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Equipment & Processes; 320305 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Industrial Waste Management; 400500 - Photochemistry

Citation Formats

Weaver, P F, and Pinching, Maness. Photoconversion of gasified organic materials into biologically-degradable plastics. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Weaver, P F, & Pinching, Maness. Photoconversion of gasified organic materials into biologically-degradable plastics. United States.
Weaver, P F, and Pinching, Maness. Tue . "Photoconversion of gasified organic materials into biologically-degradable plastics". United States.
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