In this study, we aimed to address the global plastic waste problem by developing an improved biodegradation system for PBAT.
Our focus was on utilizing the biodegradation capabilities of Pseudozyma jejuensis, a microorganism known for its ability to decompose Polycaprolactam (PCL).
Through bio-stimulation, we aimed to enhance the growth mechanism of P. jejuensis and optimize PBAT biodegradation.
Our results demonstrated significant structural changes in the PBAT film, as revealed by FT-IR analysis.
Moreover, FE-SEM imaging exhibited evident surface erosion and pitting, indicating physical alterations due to biodegradation.
These findings provide strong evidence for the efficiency of our developed biodegradation system.
To fully harness the potential of this system and enable its practical implementation, further research is warranted to optimize and scale up the process.
Our work contributes to the ongoing efforts to combat the global plastic waste crisis, offering a valuable solution for the efficient biodegradation of PBAT.