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Bacteria Converts Wastewater into Bioplastics


Domestic and industrial wastewater contains substrates and nutrients that could be used to produce biofuels and bioplastics. 

 

Purple phototrophic bacteria absorb infrared energy through their photosystem, which is composed of carotenoids and bacteriochlorophylls and can be used to extract valuable products, such as biofuels like biohydrogen, bioplastics like PHA and even single-cell proteins, from waste sources.


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