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Microbial biofilms: a concept for industrial catalysis?

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37371 45346 2009 8 PDF Available
Title
Microbial biofilms: a concept for industrial catalysis?
Abstract

Biofilm reactors have long been commercially used in the treatment of wastewater and off-gas. New opportunities are arising with the rapid expansion of our understanding of biofilm biology over the last few years. Biofilms have great potential as industrial workhorses for the sustainable production of chemicals because of their inherent characteristics of self-immobilization, high resistance to reactants and long-term activity, which all facilitate continuous processing. A variety of biofilm reactor configurations have been explored for productive catalysis and some reactors have been operated continuously for months. Sectors that might particularly benefit from this biofilm approach include synthetic chemistry (ranging from specialty to bulk chemicals), bioenergy, biologics and the food industry.

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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: - Volume 27, Issue 11, November 2009, Pages 636–643
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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