Chitin & Chitosan
Chitin & 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: Consultancy and Other Services
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: Australia, Waste utilization
Development Status: Pilot Plant, Fully Commercialized
Transfer Terms: Consultancy , Technology Licensing
Estimated cost (US$): 100000
Contact Person: CIFT
Address: Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, CIFT Junction, Matsyapuri, Willingdon Island
Zip/Pin Code: 682029