Polymer Essay Topics

Biopolymers

Biopolymers are polymers that those that are made from living things and can be broken down by micro-organisms when released into the environment. Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) is a polyhydroxyalkanoate produced by a microorganism called Alcaligenes Eutrophs. The bacterial culture is given abundant nutrient for rapid replication. Nutrient supply is then drastically reduced and the bacteria converts… View Article

MIP experiment on the melting temperature of different polymers

LDPE has the lowest average melting temperature (103.6°C) out of the 4 polymers. It is because LDPE is a linear polymer that has a branched structure which is able to expel the applied heat faster through the “branches” and melt faster. HPDE has the second lowest average melting temperature (139.5°C) out of the 4 polymers…. View Article