Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 93, Issue 1, pp 17–29

Efficient use of shrimp waste: present and future trends

  • Prameela Kandra
  • Murali Mohan Challa
  • Hemalatha Kalangi Padma Jyothi
Mini-Review

DOI: 10.1007/s00253-011-3651-2

Cite this article as:
Kandra, P., Challa, M.M. & Kalangi Padma Jyothi, H. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2012) 93: 17. doi:10.1007/s00253-011-3651-2

Abstract

The production of shrimp waste from shrimp processing industries has undergone a dramatic increase in recent years. Continued production of this biomaterial without corresponding development of utilizing technology has resulted in waste collection, disposal, and pollution problems. Currently used chemical process releases toxic chemicals such as HCl, acetic acid, and NaOH into aquatic ecosystem as byproducts which will spoil the aquatic flora and fauna. Environmental protection regulations have become stricter. Now, there is a need to treat and utilize the waste in most efficient manner. The shrimp waste contains several bioactive compounds such as chitin, pigments, amino acids, and fatty acids. These bioactive compounds have a wide range of applications including medical, therapies, cosmetics, paper, pulp and textile industries, biotechnology, and food applications. This current review article present the utilization of shrimp waste as well as an alternative technology to replace hazardous chemical method that address the future trends in total utilization of shrimp waste for recovery of bioactive compounds.

Keywords

Shrimp wasteToxic chemicalsChitinPigmentsTherapies

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prameela Kandra
    • 1
  • Murali Mohan Challa
    • 1
  • Hemalatha Kalangi Padma Jyothi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biotechnology, GITAM Institute of TechnologyGITAM UniversityVisakhapatnamIndia
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry, College of Science & TechnologyAndhra UniversityVisakhapatnamIndia