ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Biodegradation of Starch-Based Films in Conditions of Nonindustrial Composting
Natalia Czaja-Jagielska, Krzysztof Melski
 
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Faculty of Commodity Science, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2013;22(4):1039–1044
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Our study tested the susceptibility of biodegradable films to degradation in non-industrial composting conditions. The qualitative and quantitative changes in the films studied were shown by the tests of strength, weight loss, and microscopic images.
After about 9 weeks of composting, many hollows and pits appeared in the surface of the foils studied and their mechanical parameters were significantly decreased, which proved the loss of biodegradable components.
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