BIOPOLYMER EXTRACTION

USPTO Patent Application US 2017/0088637 A1
Application Date: Mar. 30th, 2017

ABSTRACT

In a prior art reactor set up dense aggregates of microorganisms are formed, typically in or embedded in an extracellular matrix. Such may relate to granules, to sphere like entities...
Application Number:
15/374,883
International Classification:
C08B 37/00 (20060101); C02F 11/12 (20060101); C02F 11/06 (20060101)
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A method for extracting biopolymers from dense aggregates formed by microbial organisms, comprising the steps of (i) providing an anionic biopolymer in sludge,(iic) increasing the pH to 8.0-14.0 under addition of at least 1-20% v/v of at least one of Cl2, OCl— and H2O2, at a suitable temperature and during...

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CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application is a continuation application of International Application PCT/NL2015/050432, entitled “Biopolymer extraction”, to Technische Universiteit Delft, filed on Jun. 11, 2015, which claims priority to Netherlands Patent Application Serial No. 2012987, filed Jun. 12, 2014, and the specifications and claims thereof are incorporated herein by reference.
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