Elena A. Podorozhko

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Pine sawdust treated by a series of hydrophobising agents (drying oil, organosilicon emulsion, n-hexadecane and paraffin) was examined as carrier for adsorption immobilisation of hydrocarbon-oxidizing bacterial cells Rhodococcus ruber. It was shown that hydrophobising agents based on drying oil turned out to be optimal (among the other modifiers examined)(More)
A simple biosurfactant-based hydrophobization procedure for poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) cryogels was developed allowing effective immobilization of hydrocarbon-oxidizing bacteria. The resulting partially hydrophobized PVA cryogel granules (granule volume 5 microl) contained sufficient number (6.5 x 10(3)) of viable bacterial cells per granule, possessed high(More)
Immobilization of microorganisms on/in insoluble carriers is widely used to stabilize functional activity of microbial cells in industrial biotechnology. We immobilized Rhodococcus ruber, an important hydrocarbon degrader, on biosurfactant-coated sawdust. A biosurfactant produced by R. ruber in the presence of liquid hydrocarbons was found to enhance(More)
The steroid-transforming activity of free and immobilized cells of Pimelobacter simplex VKPM Ac-1632 entrapped in an operationally stable macroporous poly(vinyl alcohol) cryogel was studied. It was shown that the macroporous matrix of the carrier did not create any diffusional limitations for steroid access to the cells or the removal of the transformation(More)
The cells of filamentous fungus R. oryzae entrapped in the polyvinyl alcohol cryogel are capable of producing various extracellular hydrolytic enzymes (proteases, amylases, lipases) and are used for the treatment of complex wastewaters of food industry. Five types of media simulating the wastewater of various food enterprises were treated under batch(More)
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