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Mechanisms and enhancement of LDPE and PLA degradation by earthworm’s gut microbiome in soils

  • 7 October, 2019
  • 10 June, 2024
  • Wageningen University, Soil Physics and Land Management
  • prof. dr V Geissen

This PhD project generally aims at exploring the possibility of in-situ biodegradation of microplastics by the gut microbiome of earthworms. The most commonly used non-biodegradable polymer (LDPE) and biodegradable polymer (PLA) for mulching films will be used in this project. The degradation mechanisms and potential enhancing methods will be explored.

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Ke Meng

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