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Biopolymers for Environmental and Biomedical Applications

Due to their highly viscous fluid properties and low immunogenicity, many biopolymers lend themselves to a wide variety of applications. Poly-y-glutamic acid, a natural biopolymer produced from fermentation cultures of Bacillus licheniformis, has been applied to the concentration and recovery of heavy metals from dilute industrial wastewater and as an encapsulation matrix for drug delivery.

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