Schematic diagram displaying the process for poly(3HB) production. (A) Cultivation of R. eutropha H16. (B) Separation of bacterial cells from the culture broth by continuous centrifugation. (C) Freeze drying. (D) Digestion of non-poly(3HB) cell matter by sodium hypochlorite with internal cooling and separation of the polymer through sedimentation. (E) Washing of the polymer with isopropanol with a small scale centrifuge. (F) Drying of the polymer through evaporation of isopropanol.