Essay about Plastic and High Ultimate tensile strength

* Biopol is a copolymer of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and polyhydroxyvalerate (PHV) to form PHBV.

CREATION:

* Enzyme used in activity is Ralstonia eutrohpus

* Biopol is created industrially, using the fermentation of sugar simply by R. eutrohpus that develop tanks using a carbon-based food source and limited nutrition (P/NO3). It can be then separated and filtered. * Polymers made from plants have the same composition as all those produced by bacterias; produced normally by renewable agricultural resources

PROPERTIES:

* Biodegradable and biocompatible

* Non-toxic

* Insoluble in water

5. Acid/base immune and AS WELL AS light resistant

* Excessive tensile strength and melting stage

* Permeable to oxygen (can decompose more speedily without oxygen)

USES:

* Throw away products such as razors, trash bags, cutlery => eco-friendly, therefore eco safe 2. Surgical applications, such as surgical pins/stiches => biodegradable/compatible, nontoxic and large tensile strength, consequently safe to use in the body * Alternative to petroleum-derived plastics => large tensile strength, absurde in drinking water, nontoxic and biodegradable

ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTES:

* Biopol is a biodegradable material, so it has a smaller effect on the environment than any other polymers including polyethylene (i. e. reduces rubbish levels in landfills) * Biocompatible material, which can be dissolved by enzymes in your body. This means that any surgical applications don't have to become removed from the entire body * Renewable resource

2. Very expensive to manufacture; low demand consequently not economically viable

NEW DEVELOPMENTS:

* Genetically engineering bacterias such as E. Coli, makes PHBV even more beneficially (i. e. more quickly growth, better yields, simpler recovery and less waste biomass) * By genetically anatomist plants just like cress and potatoes, biodegradable...