The carbohydrates polymers with components white dextrin, sorbitol and maleic anhydride as batch-1, starch, glycerol, maleic anhydride as batch-2 and starch, glycerol, sorbitol and maleic anhydride as batch-3 were synthesized using simple laboratory technique. These polymers have shown hydrophilic- liphophilic balance (HLB) in the range 11.88 to 12. The HLB data of batch 1, batch 2 and batch 3 indicates the suitability of the polymers for detergent formulation. The biodegradation study of all these polymers were done in detail prior to its application in the detergent formulation. The biodegradation studies of polymers 1,2, and 3 were carried using changed method of BOD and COD. The BOD/COD ratio value for polymers 1,2, and 3 were found to be favourable and well within the requisite data required for biodegrading. The values of BOD/COD ratio for polymers 1, 2, and 3 was found to be 1.14, 0.6075 and 0.5965 respectively.
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J. R. Dontulwar, D. K. Borikar. Biodegradation Studies of Selected Polymers of Carbohydrate Origin. Asian J. Research Chem. 5(2): February 2012; Page 197-199.