Removal of Micropollutants from Wastewater by Immobilized Laccase on Hollow Silica Embedded Plastic Packing Reactor

Micropollutants can be found in almost all water bodies due to their recalcitrant character. As conventional treatment plants are not efficient for many recalcitrant pollutants, oxidative methods and physical treatment methods have been widely applied for treatment of wastewater.
Green enzyme-Laccase has high ability to transform many kinds of micropollutants, such as recalcitrant contaminants, into oxidized products that are less bioavailable or even harmless, as well as stable water-insoluble polymer derivatives. This project aims to promote laccase catalyzed treatment for removal of pharmaceuticals in pilot scale systems by using immobilized laccase on silica embedded packing by using partially purified laccase from P. Dryinus strain. Particularly, this project aims tor emove of pharmaceuticals from real wastewater and to evaluate the system durability and cost efficiency.

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Gülten Yüksek
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Hubert Cabana
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Quebec
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