Production And Fusion Of Antimicrobial Agents With Bio Plastic Using Palmyra Sprout


K.Madhanasundareswari, Associate Professor & Head
Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts & Science for Women, Coimbatore, India.
Reshmi Gopalakrishnan, Assistant Professor
Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts & Science for Women, Coimbatore, India.
K.Gayathri, M. Sc., Microbiology
Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts & Science for Women, Coimbatore, India


The problems linked to plastic wastes have led to the development of biodegradable plastics. More specifically, biodegradable bioplastics are the polymers that are mineralized into carbon dioxide, methane, water, inorganic compounds, or biomass through the enzymatic action of specific microorganisms. They could, therefore, be a suitable and environmentally friendly substitute to conventional petrochemical plastics. The physico-chemical structure of the biopolymers, the environmental conditions, as well as the microbial populations to which the bioplastics are exposed to are the most influential factors to biodegradation. The Borassus flabellifer is a tall and erect palm, with large, fan-shaped leaves which are quite unlike the pinnate leaves of other palms. Borassus is from a Greek word describing the leathery covering of the fruit and flabellifer means “fan bearer”. In recent years, India stands first in the world in terms of its wealth of Palmyra (Borassus flabellifer population nearly 122 million palms. In this study overall purpose was to investigate the utilization of food industry wastes in order for the bioplastic production. To achieve this objective the production of bioplastic from palmyra sprout investigated. In addition, some properties of produced bioplastic such as water, absorption capacity, solubility and biodegradability, characterisation studies were analysed. Journal of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology ISSN: 1007-6735 Volume