Enzyme Technology for Environmental Engineering

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Handbook of Environment and Waste Management: Air and Water Pollution Control


© 2012 by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. The potential utilization of enzymes in waste treatment technology to remove hazardous materials presents a new alternative on complementary technologies in environmental engineering, targeting environmental protection, waste management, and human health. A wide variety of enzymes could be utilized in waste treatment processing in free (soluble) or immobilized designs to accelerate the degradation of associated organic matter including various wastes in liquid, solid, or liquid-solid appearances. According to the base of wastes, enzymatic treatment could be categorized into industrial and municipalwastes, including food, distillery, textile, and hormones and petroleum or coal tars and chemical wastes that include a wide range of pollutant causing water and soil contaminations.