Biodegradation of Starch-Modified Foil in Natural Conditions
L. Domka1, A. Malicka1,2, K. Jagła1, A. Kozak3
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1Department of Organometallic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University, Grunwaldzka 6, 60-780 Poznań, Poland
2Department of Macromolecular Physics, Faculty of Physics, A. Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 85, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
3Department of Water Protection, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2009;18(2):191–195
The biodegraded foils based on starch and containing different fillers to improve the foil properties have been studied. The foil resistance to solvents of different character, their susceptibility to biodegradation in compost and in the soil, in natural conditions, have been determined. The foil quality and rate of their degradation have been observed under an electron microscope (SEM images).