Recent advances in enzymes for the bioremediation of pollutants

Mousavi, Seyyed Mojtaba and Hashemi, Seyyed Alireza and Iman Moezzi, Seyed Mohammad and Ravan, Navid and Gholami, Ahmad and Lai, Chin Wei and Chiang, Wei-Hung and Omidifar, Navid and Yousefi, Khadije and Behbudi, Gity (2021) Recent advances in enzymes for the bioremediation of pollutants. Biochemistry Research International, 2021. ISSN 2090-2247, DOI

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Nowadays, pollution of the environment is a huge problem for humans and other organisms' health. Conventional methods of pollutant removal like membrane filtration or ion exchange are not efficient enough to lower the number of pollutants to standard levels. Biological methods, because of their higher efficiency and biocompatibility, are preferred for the remediation of pollutants. These cost-effective and environment-friendly methods of reducing pollutants are called bioremediation. In bioremediation methods, enzymes play the most crucial role. Enzymes can remedy different types of organic and inorganic pollutants, including PAHs, azo dyes, polymers, organocyanides, lead, chromium, and mercury. Different enzymes isolated from various species have been used for the bioremediation of pollutants. Discovering new enzymes and new subtypes with specific physicochemical characteristics would be a promising way to find more efficient and cost-effective tools for the remediation of pollutants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Horseradish-peroxidase;Manganese peroxidase;Lignin peroxidase;Microbial-degradation;Hexavalent chromium;Pseudomonas-putida;Cytochrome-P450;Decolorization;Biodegradation;Remediation
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2022 01:01
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2022 01:01

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