Daniel P. Kieffer

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Industrial application of encapsulated bacteria for biodegradation of hydrocarbons in water requires mechanically stable materials. A silica gel encapsulation method was optimized for Pseudomonas sp. NCIB 9816-4, a bacterium that degrades more than 100 aromatic hydrocarbons. The design process focused on three aspects: (i) mechanical property enhancement;(More)
Bioencapsulation is a low-cost, low energy demand technology for harnessing the power of microorganisms for applications such as bioremediation, biosensing, and biocatalysis. Silica gels have been investigated for bioencapsulation, yet few studies have focused on gel mechanical properties and biocatalytic activity simultaneously, instead studying the(More)
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