Free and immobilized biocatalysts for removing micropollutants from water and wastewater: Recent progress and challenges

Jakub Zdarta*, Teofil Jesionowski, Manuel Pinelo, Anne S. Meyer, Hafiz M. N. Iqbal, Muhammad Bilal, Luong N Nguyen, Long D Nghiem

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReviewpeer-review

19 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Enzymatic conversion of micropollutants into less-toxic derivatives is an important bioremediation strategy. This paper aims to critically review the progress in water and wastewater treatment by both free and immobilized enzymes presenting this approach as highly efficient and performed under environmentally benign and friendly conditions. The review also summarises the effects of inorganic and organic wastewater matrix constituents on enzymatic activity and degradation efficiency of micropollutants. Finally, application of enzymatic reactors facilitate continuous treatment of wastewater and obtaining of pure final effluents. Of a particular note, enzymatic treatment of micropollutants from wastewater has been mostly reported by laboratory scale studies. Thus, this review also highlights key research gaps of the existing techniques and provides future perspectives to facilitate the transfer of the lab-scale solutions to a larger scale and to improve operationability of biodegradation processes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number126201
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume344
Issue numberPart B
Number of pages14
ISSN0960-8524
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Bioremediation
  • Enzymatic Bioreactor
  • Immobilized enzyme
  • Micropollutants
  • Wastewater

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Free and immobilized biocatalysts for removing micropollutants from water and wastewater: Recent progress and challenges'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this