Random discovery could be a great step for a healthy society. Will the excess vibration of plastic bottles ring?
LONDON, Nov. 30 – Scientists have not planned a very significant and interesting discovery. They have created a mutated enzyme that breaks down the plastic bottles, This discovery could help address the global crisis caused by plastic contamination, for the first time to allow full recycling of bottles. New Research Movement was the first plastics that required bacteria, which was developed naturally in landfills in Japan in 2016Recently, scientists have been able to detect the detailed structure of the enzyme, which, thanks to bacteria, can change the plastic energy.
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The international team later succeeded in the enzyme unintentionally improve, as shown in the next test. Improvement of the molecule has made PET bottle distribution even more efficient. "In fact, we showed that we improved the enzyme that shook us frankly" said Professor John McGeehan from the Portsmouth University of the UK who led the research. "This is Great Achievement" he added.
It takes several days to digest the digestive enzyme but is much faster than usual in the ocean. Researchers, however, are very optimistic and believe that the process will continue to accelerate. "We hope that by using this enzyme, plastics can be recycled and reused, which means we will not have to use more oil and, in fact, reduce the amount of plastic in the environment," McGeehan said.
About one million plastic bottles are sold every minute, but only 14% is recycled. A large number of remaining bottles end up in the ocean, which also pollutes the extreme parts of the world, which damages the marine life and, consequently, people who like to consume the seafood. However, recycling at the same time means the conversion of plastic vials into fibers used to make garments or carpets. The new enzyme should work differently. Plastic bottles are recycled on bottles, which could reduce the production of new plastic bottles. "Manufacturers make it easier to produce more of these materials than to try to properly recycle them. However, I think perceptions change, and society begins to look at how to properly recycle." explains McGeehan.
So far, the enzyme efficiency has increased by twenty percent. For some, it may look like a really little improvement, but reporters believe it's good news. "Improving only 20% suggests that the enzyme is not fully optimized, so now we're starting to test other technologies that have been used to develop other enzymes so far and we'll be happy to see what's going on, McGeehan said.
This study may also be useful in the development of other enzymes. Today, industrial enzymes are commonly used in powder powders or in biofuel production. If it could be improved, it could provide efficient production of biofuels or other consumables.