An Improved Method for the Measurement of Fungal Degradability of Synthetic Polymers

진균에 의한 합성고분자재료 분해도 측정법의 개선

  • 이영하 (충남대학교 자연과학대학 미생물학과) ;
  • 이정애 (충남대학교 자연과학대학 미생물학과) ;
  • 맹필재 (충남대학교 자연과학대학 미생물학과) ;
  • 전창림 (홍익대학교 공업화학과)
  • Published : 1990.06.01


An improved fungal test method, soft agar overlay method, has been developed for the measurement of biodegradability of synthetic polymers. Advantages of this technique over conventionally used test method of ASTM include better visualization of fungal growth on polymeric materials, shortening of incubaiton period, and engnaced sensitivity especially to polymeric materials containing highly recalcitrant molecules.


Soft agar overlay method;fungal test;biodegradability;synthetic polymers