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Patent Title : A Method for Producing A Biopolymer
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The present invention relates to a method for producing a biopolymer, comprising the steps of providing a culture medium comprising a carbon source, a nitrogen source, and a plurality of mineral sources; inoculating the culture medium with a Aspergillus flavus with an inoculum size in a range of 0.2 to 10 % by volume; incubating the culture medium; filtering the culture medium, thereby separating the Aspergillus flavus and the biopolymer; purifying the biopolymer; wherein the carbon source to nitrogen source is in a molar ratio of 5:1, pH of the culture medium is 5 to 9, the temperature is 25 to 40 °C, inoculum size is 0.2 to 2 % by volume, shaking speed is 50 to 200 rpm, and culture time is 12 to 60 hours. A biopolymer produced having a molecular weight in a range of 2.466x104 to 2.68 x104 Dalton, a plurality of functional groups, a plurality of chemical elements, a sugar, a protein, a minimum flocculating efficiency of 90 % in a pH range of 3 to 7 and a temperature range of 10 to 100 °C.
- environmental friendly
- energy efficient
packaging industry, bioplastic, biopolymer
Biopolymers are polymers produced by living organisms; in other words, they are polymeric biomolecules. Since they are polymers, biopolymers contain monomeric units that are covalently bonded to form larger structures. There are three main classes of biopolymers, classified according to the monomeric units used and the structure of the biopolymer formed: polynucleotides (RNA and DNA), which are long polymers composed of 13 or more nucleotide monumers; polypeptides, which are short polymers of amino acids; and polysaccharides, which are often linear bonded polymeric carbohydrate structures.