Study of the biodegradation process of bioplastic films prepared from red marine algae "Galaxaura" in soil

Authors

  • Ahmad Kara-Ali Tishreen University
  • Hussam Eddin Laika Tishreen University
  • Reabal Mona Tishreen University

Abstract

Plastic waste is one of the prominent environmental problems worldwide because it accumulates in the environment causing pollution, hence the importance of this paper is to synthesize biodegradable plastics from marine algae as alternatives to non-degradable plastics. Agar was extracted from the red marine algae "Galaxaura"  by direct extraction method with hot water with an average yield of 36.8%, and  by hot water extraction method after alkaline treatment with a yield of 16%, and used it in the production of bioplastic films.  The bioplastic film sample which buried in soil exhibited biodegrability and a weight loss rate of (42.1%) within 30 days in winter compared to (40.58%) in summer within 120 days.

Author Biographies

Ahmad Kara-Ali, Tishreen University

Professor, High Institute of Marine Research

Hussam Eddin Laika, Tishreen University

Associate Professor, High Institute of Marine Research

Reabal Mona , Tishreen University

PhD student, High Institute of Marine Research, Marine Chemistry Department

Published

2021-09-23

How to Cite

Kara-Ali, A., Laika, H. E., & Mona , R. (2021). Study of the biodegradation process of bioplastic films prepared from red marine algae "Galaxaura" in soil. Tishreen University Journal -Biological Sciences Series, 43(4). Retrieved from http://journal.tishreen.edu.sy/index.php/bioscnc/article/view/10941