Engineering biocatalytic material for the remediation of pollutants: A comprehensive review

Bishwambhar Mishra, Sunita Varjani, Dinesh Chand Agrawal, Sanjeeb Kumar Mandal, Huu Hao Ngo, Mohammad J. Taherzadeh, Jo Shu Chang, Siming You, Wenshan Guo

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Bioremediation through biotechnological interventions has attracted more attention among researchers in field of environmental pollution control and abatement. Various cutting-edge studies in area of protein engineering and synthetic biology offer a new platform for creation of innovative, advanced biological materials for its beneficial role in environmental pollution mitigation. Biocatalysis especially receives considerable attention as sustainable approach to resource recovery from waste along with elimination of pollutants. This paper focuses on updated developments in engineering of biocatalytic substances which can degrade pollutants of emerging concern. It also explains various classes of biocatalysts, their mechanisms of immobilization, and applications in terms of environmental pollutant remediation. Opportunities and challenges for future research have also been discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101063
JournalEnvironmental Technology and Innovation
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Soil Science
  • Plant Science


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