Application and Future Perspectives of Keratin Protein Extracted from Waste Chicken Feather: A Review
Keywords:poultry biomass, keratin, purification, cosmetics, biomedical application
In the present review, we have focused on the utilization of keratin from poultry bio-mass. Keratin is a tough, fibrous protein that is mostly found. There are millions of tonnes of keratin-containing biomass produced by the food sector, particularly the meat market, slaughterhouses and wool industry. These proteins which make up the byproduct of keratin contain between 15-18% of Nitrogen, 2-5% of sulphur, 1.20% of Fat and 90% of Protein. It is an eco-friendly and economical method for the production of uniaxially and randomly oriented polymeric products. The chemical and mechanical techniques can be utilized right away to make a wide range of cosmetics, lotions, shampoos, hair conditioners and biomedical items. The natural protein is better suited for usage on or application to human hair and skin. In the present study, various sources of keratin, purification and separation of keratin from organic waste have industrial application and their future perspectives have all been discussed.