ISSN: 1659-2751



Extraction of Chitin and its Derivative from the Exoskeleton of Shrimp and its Use in Trials with Pineapple (Ananas comosus)


The research which was conducted at EARTH University considered fertilizer alternatives and products for vigor for a pineapple crop. For the elaboration of the products, chitin and its derivatives were extracted from the exoskeleton of shrimp. The products evaluated were: shrimp exoskeleton (T1), chitosan (T2), and microbial metabolites (SINMAX Silver) (T3). The biomass, nutritional content, and vigor of the plants were determined. The biomass production results demonstrated that T2 has a statistically significant difference (p<0.05), compared to T1 and T3. The chlorophyll content presented a significant difference (p<0.05) in T1 and T2 compared to T3. The foliar analysis demonstrated that all treatments presented high levels of N, P, and K.

Key words: shrimp, pineapple, product, chitin, chitosan.

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