Category Archives: Year 2014 Issue 8

Biotechnological applications of archaeal extremozymes

Biotechnological applications of archaeal extremozymes
WĘGRZYN a., ŻUKROWSKI K.

Please cite as: CHEMIK 2014, 68, 8, 710–722

Many archaea occur in extreme environments. They include hyperthermophiles, sulfur-metabolizing thermophiles, extreme halophiles and methanogens. Because extremophilic microorganisms have unusual properties and specific extremozymes, they are a potentially valuable resource in the development of novel biotechnological processes.

Keywords: extremophiles, archaea, extremozymes

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Using milk industry waste in production of biodegradable polymers

Using milk industry waste in production of biodegradable polymers
MAŚLANKA s., SIOŁEK M., HAMRYSZAK Ł., ŁOPOT D.

Please cite as: CHEMIK 2014, 68, 8, 703–709

The main direction of whey processing is production of lactic acid in the process of lactic fermentation. Lactic acid can be used to produce fully biodegradable polymer [poly(lactic acid)] (PLA), in the process of direct polymerization, directly from lactic acid, and in indirect polymerization. This study reviews the...

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Life cycle assessment (LCA) of selected tomato packaging

Life cycle assessment (LCA) of selected tomato packaging
GANCZEWSKI g., NOWAKOWSKI K., GROCHOCKA M., WÓJCIK K.

Please cite as: CHEMIK 2014, 68, 8, 692–702

The recent years have witnessed a rapid development of knowledge in the field of environmental protection. This reason has led to the realization that the impact of packaging on the environment should not be limited only to the waste phase. Therefore, eco designing, manufacturing and using of packaging underwent...

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New generation of the polymeric packaging materials susceptible to organic recycling

New generation of the polymeric packaging materials susceptible to organic recycling
KOWALCZUK M. M., KURCOK P., KAWALEC M., SOBOTA M., MICHALAK M., KWIECIEŃ M.

Please cite as: CHEMIK 2014, 68, 8, 679–691

Among biodegradable polyesters, aliphatic biopolyesters (polyhydroxyalkanoates, PHAs) are polymer materials of natural origin with broad scope of application. PHAs are typical thermoplasts, which conquer our everyday life as disposable packaging materials, but which also have strong position among materials used for...

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Technologies of bioresorbable medical products developed within the framework of the project „Biodegradable fibrous products”

Technologies of bioresorbable medical products developed within the framework of the project „Biodegradable fibrous products”
KRUCIŃSKA i., BOGUŃ M., CHRZANOWSKA o., KOWALCZUK M. M.

Please cite as: CHEMIK 2014, 68, 8, 665–685

At the end of 2008, the realization of the key project entitled „Biodegradable fibrous products”, POIG 01.03.01–00–007/08, also referred to using BIOGRATEX acronym, was started. The project is co-financed from structural funds within the framework of the Innovative Economy Programme. The aim...

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