Process of fungal biodegradation on ground tyres

Ruibal Villaseñor, Constantino and García, Ana M. and Moreno Gómez, Diego Alejandro and Benavides, Enrique (2017). Process of fungal biodegradation on ground tyres. In: "Industriales Research Meeting 2017", 4 y 5 de abril de 2017, Madrid, España. ISBN 978-84-16397-58-7. p. 168.


Title: Process of fungal biodegradation on ground tyres
  • Ruibal Villaseñor, Constantino
  • García, Ana M.
  • Moreno Gómez, Diego Alejandro
  • Benavides, Enrique
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Poster)
Event Title: Industriales Research Meeting 2017
Event Dates: 4 y 5 de abril de 2017
Event Location: Madrid, España
Title of Book: Industriales Research Meeting 2017
Date: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-16397-58-7
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Física Aplicada e Ingeniería de Materiales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The present biodegradation process consists in the use of a fungus, "Paecilomyces lilacinus" IMI 117109, for the degradation of commercial ground tyre rubber. Prior to the biodegradation treatment, the tyre crushing is washed to eliminate possible contaminations that may interfere with the process. Subsequently the fungus is cultured in the presence of the tyre rubber in a liquid medium and shaking conditions. In a second step, the excess of liquid medium is removed. After the incubation period, the growth of the fungus in the material can be observed and its degradation is showed. This process of fungal biodegradation is an alternative to the degradation processes currently employed, allowing to reduce the accumulation of used tyre rubber and taking advantage of the products of its biodegradation for its reuse in the tyre industry or its use in other industrial processes.

Funding Projects

Government of Spain196/2006/3-5.3UnspecifiedUnspecifiedTratamiento de los neumáticos fuera de uso mediante degradación microbiana
Government of SpainMAT2008-05364MICROTYREUnspecifiedCaracterización de los mecanismos responsables de la degradación microbiana de neumáticos fuera de uso
Government of SpainINC-00-89INDUSTYREUnspecifiedDesarrollo de una planta piloto para el aprovechamiento industrial de neumáticos usados mediante tratamientos microbianos

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Deposited on: 11 Oct 2018 18:21
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 18:21
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