Bioenergy and Bioresource:Open Access


Biodeterioration is defined as any undesirable change in the properties of a material caused by the action of biological agents such as fungi, beetle borers, termites, and marine borers . There are many different types that infest and deteriorate biomaterial under different environmental conditions and that produce various visible changes of the biomaterial products attacked. The ability of microorganisms to degrade biocomposites relies on several factors. One of them is the presence of a metabolism component called enzymes. Based on deterioration of biomaterials, biodeterioration can be classified as biophysical, biochemical, and aesthetic. Furthermore, biophysical or biomechanical deterioration refers to decrease of physical and mechanical properties of biomaterial.

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