System, apparatus, and methods for manufacturing biodegradable biopolymeric materials
An apparatus, and a system for manufacturing a bioplastic material from a blend solution of gum arabica (GA) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) is provided. The apparatus includes a panel having a first end, a second end distal to the first end, and a plurality of walls extending from a periphery of the panel, the panel configured to accommodate the blend solution. The apparatus further includes a plurality of support members coupled to the first end and the second end of the panel and configured to adjust a slope angle of the panel; and one or more vibration generating units coupled to the plurality of support members and configured to vibrate the panel when the blend solution flows from the first end to the second end of the panel. A method of preparing the bioplastic material is also disclosed.
Publication date: 10/01/2023
Number: US11548192B1 (B1)
Applicant: KING ABDULAZIZ UNIV?[SA]
Inventor: HINDI SHERIF SHAWKI ZAKI?[SA]; ALBUREIKAN MONA OTHMAN I?[SA]