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Vol. 10, Special Issue 7 (2021)

Valorization of crustacean shell waste for extraction of chitin and chitosan

Author(s):
Sushree Mandal, Subal Kumar Ghosh, Sagarika Swain, Sambid Swain, Hauzoukim, Anwesha Roy and Pallavi Panda
Abstract:
The crustacean processing industry generates a huge quantity of by-products that can be utilized as a key source of chitin, chitosan, oligochitosan, and other functional marine-biopolymer. The present study uses crustacean shell waste to extract chitin and chitosan. Chitin and chitosan extraction was executed through chemical processes by comprising demineralization, deproteinization, and deacetylation step with three sub-sets of treatment (T1, T2, and T3). Chitosan purity was tested for characterization of chitosan by determining the ash content, moisture content, elemental analysis, solubility test. Results show that T3 (1.5N HCL/NaOH) treatment gives better yield as well as a high degree of solubility as compared to other treatment groups. Productions of chitin and chitosan from crustacean shell waste will reduce the environmental impact on waste management as well as create employment and, export opportunities.
Pages: 92-96  |  33 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sushree Mandal, Subal Kumar Ghosh, Sagarika Swain, Sambid Swain, Hauzoukim, Anwesha Roy and Pallavi Panda. Valorization of crustacean shell waste for extraction of chitin and chitosan. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(7S): 92-96.
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