RESEARCH ARTICLE

Bioremediation of Waters Polluted by Endocrine Disruptors by Means of the Process of Thermodialysis

The Open Biotechnology Journal 31 Mar 2016 RESEARCH ARTICLE DOI: 10.2174/1874070701610010184

Abstract

The advantages in using catalytic hydrophobic membranes in bioreactors operating under non-isothermal conditions, process of thermodialysis, for remediation of aqueous systems polluted by Endocrine Disruptors are discussed and illustrated. In presence of a transmembrane temperature gradient the enzyme activity increases along the yield of the bioremediation process. The theoretical bases accounting for the enzyme activity increase are highlighted and results supporting the theoretical approach are shown. An overview of the catalytic systems used towards different Endocrine Disruptors is listed.

Keywords: Bioremediation, endocrine disruptors, endocrine disruptors, non-isothermal membrane bioreactors, thermodialysis.
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