Enhancing microplastics biodegradation during composting using livestock manure biochar

Sun, Yue and Shaheen, Sabry M. and Ali, Esmat F. and Abdelrahman, Hamada and Sarkar, Binoy and Song, Hocheol and Rinklebe, Jörg and Ren, Xiuna and Zhang, Zengqiang and Wang, Quan (2022) Enhancing microplastics biodegradation during composting using livestock manure biochar. Environmental Pollution. ISSN 0269-7491 (In Press)

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Biodegradation of microplastics (MPs) in contaminated biowastes has received big scientific attention during the past few years. The aim here is to study the impacts of livestock manure biochar (LMBC) on the biodegradation of polyhydroxyalkanoate microplastics (PHA-MPs) during composting, which have not yet been verified. LMBC (10% wt/wt) and PHA-MPs (0.5% wt/wt) were added to a mixture of pristine cow manure and sawdust for composting, whereas a mixture without LMBC served as the control (CK). The maximum degradation rate of PHA-MPs (22–31%) was observed in the thermophilic composting stage in both mixtures. LMBC addition significantly (P

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