Challenges in PHAs Production at Mass Scale

  • Geeta GahlawatEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)


Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) biopolymers provide a suitable alternative to the synthetic plastics because of their biodegradability, biocompatibility and environment friendly manufacturing processes. PHAs are promising candidate for bio-based plastics because their material properties are quite similar to petroleum-based plastics and can be produced from renewable resources. However, the high production cost limit their application at industrial level. This book chapter discusses about the challenges faced by the society for the commercialization of biodegradable PHAs.


Biodegradable polymers High cost Low concentration Recovery Economical production 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia

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