Project

Microbial precipitated Bio-Pd and Bio-Mn nanocrystals for the chemical transformation of halogenated contaminants

Duration
01 January 2007 → 30 December 2012
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Environmental microorganism biotechnology
Keywords
bioprecipitation oxidoreductive transformation nanocatalysis
 
Project description

Microbial precipated nanocrystals of bio-palladium and biomanganese oxides will be used as an general degradation technology for halogenated compounds. Bio-palladium will dehalogenetae the contaminants, while bio-manganaseoxides will further oxidise the basic organic structure. Hexachlorocyclohexane, polychlorinated and polybrominated biphenyls will be model compounds. The final aim is to develop a reactor with simultaneous reductive and oxidative processes to remove halogenated organic chemicals.