The Screening of Bacteria Having the Ability of Decomposing Natural Rubber Serum

Hirokazu OIKI, Makiko TSURUTA, Hironobu TAMURA, Tomoo HONDA, Keiko TAKESHITA, Tuyoshi TAKESHITA, Michiharu TOH, Tetsuo MORI
The screening of microorganism growing in the tank to decompose natural rubber waste was attempted. Two types of microorganism were detected. The one is bacteria which produced lactic acid by using natural rubber waste as a sole nutrition. The amount of lactic acid produced was increased by adding xylose to the natural rubber waste. The other is the green algae, which degradated natural rubber waste effectively; it decreased the protein content in natural rubber waste to almost half its
more » ... value. The natural rubber waste was also decomposed by immobilized microorganism to the same extent with the method mentioned above.
doi:10.2324/gomu.74.25 fatcat:wq6m4pnccjbolnswe54a2hn3ay