The research group "Applied Microbial Physiology" is engaged in the development of different biotechnological processes. Based on the knowledge of microbial physiology and fermentation technology microbial growth and product formation are optimized. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are biopolyesters accumulated intracellularly up to high quantities by many different procaryotic microorganisms. PHAs are produced from renewable substrates and due to their properties are similar to oil-born thermoplasts. In the field Biohydroxylation the group works on the stereospecific hydroxylation of non activated carbon atoms in compounds. Heavy metals are leached by different microorganism from ash fractions derived from Biomass combustion and gasification plants
|Effective start/end date||1/01/95 → 31/01/15|
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