Ecofriendly green conversion of potato peel wastes to high productivity bacterial cellulose.


Cellulose and Paper Department, National Research Centre, 12622, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt.. Electronic address: [Email]


Potato peel waste (PPW) is employed as the first report on bacterial cellulose (BC) production by Gluconacetobacter xylinus. Scharification of PPW was performed by 2 M different mineral acids individually. The suitable pre-treatment conditions were determined by reducing sugar release. Although all acid PPW-hydrolysates culture media are studied to produce BCs. Nitric acid hydrolysate gives the high productivity value The influence of nitric acid PPW-hydrolysate culture condition parameters were applied throughout the Taguchi method and the optimum conditions for the highest BC yield (4.7 g/L) was observed after 6 days at 35 °C, pH 9, medium volume 55 ml and with 8% inoculum size. The instrumental analysis of PPW-BC, included FT-IR, Particle size distribution, BET, DSC, XRD and SEM are cleared that the PPW-BC recorded high crystalliny82.5%, excellent PDI. In general, this study revealed that nitric acid PPW-hydrolysate could be used as cost effective alternative medium for production of BC with sustainable processes that can overcome the environmental pollution.


Agriculture wastes,Bacterial cellulose,Biotechnology,Statistical analysis,