Microbial Activity in Waste Rubber Deposits

Project: Research project

Description

Deposits containing only waste rubber materials like waste tyre or latex gloves tend to create self-heating processes under certain conditions, which may cause fires.
As a reason, microbial activity such as rubber degradation or methanogenesis cannot be excluded. Investigations are performed to characterize the microbial populations in the deposit under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/11/0031/12/03