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Article: Methods currently used in testing microbiological degradation and deterioration of a wide range of polymeric materials with various degree of degradability: A review

TitleMethods currently used in testing microbiological degradation and deterioration of a wide range of polymeric materials with various degree of degradability: A review
Authors
KeywordsBiodegradation
Biodeterioration
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
Gravimetric
Microorganisms
Polymers
Respirometry
Issue Date2005
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1566-2543
Citation
Journal Of Polymers And The Environment, 2005, v. 13 n. 1, p. 65-74 How to Cite?
AbstractBiodegradation of polymeric materials affect a wide range of industries, information on degradability can provide fundamental information facilitating design and life-time analysis of materials. Among the methods currently used in testing, traditional gravimetric and respirometric techniques are tailored to readily degradable polymeric materials mostly and polymer blends with biodegradable components, but they are not applicable to the new generation of engineering polymers which are relatively resistant to biodegradation. However, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) has been tested for monitoring biodeterioration of high strength materials and the technique has very high sensitivity. A wide range of materials including electronic insulation polyimides, fiber-reinforced polymeric composites (FRPC's) and corrosion protective polyurethane coatings have been successfully measured under inoculation of degradative microorganisms using EIS. In addition, the mechanism of degradation of high strength polymers is mainly due to the presence of plasticizers in the polymer matrices. The information on various methods discussed in this review is intended to illustrate a suite of methods for those who are interested in testing biodeterioration of polymeric materials under different environmental conditions and in selecting appropriate techniques for specific applications. © 2005 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/73101
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.969
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.648
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dc.description.abstractBiodegradation of polymeric materials affect a wide range of industries, information on degradability can provide fundamental information facilitating design and life-time analysis of materials. Among the methods currently used in testing, traditional gravimetric and respirometric techniques are tailored to readily degradable polymeric materials mostly and polymer blends with biodegradable components, but they are not applicable to the new generation of engineering polymers which are relatively resistant to biodegradation. However, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) has been tested for monitoring biodeterioration of high strength materials and the technique has very high sensitivity. A wide range of materials including electronic insulation polyimides, fiber-reinforced polymeric composites (FRPC's) and corrosion protective polyurethane coatings have been successfully measured under inoculation of degradative microorganisms using EIS. In addition, the mechanism of degradation of high strength polymers is mainly due to the presence of plasticizers in the polymer matrices. The information on various methods discussed in this review is intended to illustrate a suite of methods for those who are interested in testing biodeterioration of polymeric materials under different environmental conditions and in selecting appropriate techniques for specific applications. © 2005 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.en_HK
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dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1566-2543en_HK
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dc.subjectBiodegradationen_HK
dc.subjectBiodeteriorationen_HK
dc.subjectElectrochemical impedance spectroscopyen_HK
dc.subjectGravimetricen_HK
dc.subjectMicroorganismsen_HK
dc.subjectPolymersen_HK
dc.subjectRespirometryen_HK
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