MINOTAURUS Microorganism and enzyme Immobilization: NOvel Techniques and Approaches for Upgraded Remediation of Underground-, wastewater and Soil
| Country: EU Projects
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Project Type: RTD
| Contract Number: 265946
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Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Water resources and their management -->Monitoring and mitigation
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The MINOTAURUS project will deliver an innovative set of novel environmental biotechnologies, which are all based on the concept of IMMOBILIZATION OF BIOCATALYSTS,
in order to eliminate emerging as well as classic organic pollutants.
The proposed technologies apply to both engineered (ex-situ) and natural (in situ) systems for the bioremediation of groundwater, wastewater and soil.
The technologies aim at the improved control and enhancement of degradation reactions by immobilized biocatalysts i.e. microorganisms and enzymes
A key strength of MINOTAURUS is the possibility of direct implementation of all provided technologies with support of the five SMEs at five reference sites.
Next to tools, techniques and processes MINOTAURUS will deliver frameworks for structuring and making evidence-based decisions for the most sustainable
and appropriate bioremediation measures.
Pursuing the concept of immobilisation of biocatalysts MINOTAURUS will make use of both groundbreaking new biocatalysts and well established, tried and
proven ones. The proposed technologies apply to both engineered (ex-situ) and natural (in situ) systems for the bioremediation of groundwater, wastewater
and soil. The technologies aim at the improved control and enhancement of degradation reactions by immobilized biocatalysts i.e. microorganisms (WP1 and
WP3) and enzymes (WP2). Among these seven technologies, five are reactor-based technologies (ex situ) and two are in-situ-based biotechnologies.
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| Funding Programme(s):
EC FP7: Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
| Link to Organisations:
Professor Paul Bardos
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