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Research Article

Biofunctionalized Nanofibers Using Arthrospira (Spirulina) Biomass and Biopolymer

Table 3

Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and polyhydroxybutyrate-co-valerate (PHB-HV) nanofiber elasticity, tensile strength, and breaking elongation. Means ± standard deviation.

PHB source and sample codeElasticity (, Mpa)Tensile strength (, Mpa)Breaking elongation (, Mpa)

Spirulina platensis
 SP1, 22% PHB253 ± 34.28.1 ± 0.97.2 ± 1.2
 SP3, 7% PHB + 5% biomass40.1 ± 60.8 ± 0.20.8 ± 0.0
Commercial
 5V1, 20% PHB-HV12116.3 ± 0.66 ± 0.82.8 ± 0.7
 5V3, 15% PHB-HV5 + 5% biomass56.7 ± 5.63.2 ± 0.02.6 ± 0.6
 12V1, 20% PHB-HV12123.7 ± 37.63.3 ± 0.91.7 ± 0.4
 12V3, 15% PHB-HV12 + 5% biomass97.9 ± 25.33.7 ± 0.92.6 ± 1.3