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Chitin and Chitosan

Chitin and chitosan are important byproducts form the shell of shellfishes. Chitin is the most
important organic constituent of the exoskeletal material of invertebrates and the
important economical source of this material is the shrimp processing industry. Chitin and
its derivatives, chitosan find various industrial applications like, biotechnology, food
processing, pharmacy and medicine.

Sector: Agriculture & Agro-industry
Country: India
Area of Application:
Various industrial applications like,
biotechnology, food processing,
pharmacy and medicine.
Keywords: Chitin, Chitosan, Fisheries, Shell waste, Utilization
Advantages:
Chitin and its derivatives, particularly chitosan find industrial application in various fields
namely flocculation, paper making, textile printing and sizing, ion exchange
chromatography, removal of metal ions from industrial effluents, manufacture of
pharmaceuticals and cosmetics and as an additive in food industry.
Environmental aspects: Waste utilization
Development Status:
  • PilotPlant
  • Fully Commercialized
Legal Protection:
Technical specifications:
Transfer Terms:
  • Consultancy
  • Technology Licensing
Target Countries:
Estimated cost (US$):
Your Contact Details:
Contact Person: CIFT
Address:
Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, CIFT Junction, Matsyapuri, Willingdon Island
City: Cochin
Country: India
Zip/Pin Code: 682029

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