Petra Zajkoska

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This work demonstrates the first example of the immobilisation of MAO-N whole cells to produce a biocatalyst that remained suitable for repetitive use after 11 months of storage and stable up to 15 months after immobilisation. The production of Escherichia coli expressing recombinant MAO-N was scaled up to bioreactors under regulated, previously optimised(More)
Immobilization is one of the great tools for developing economically and ecologically available biocatalysts and can be applied for both enzymes and whole cells. Much research dealing with the immobilization of Escherichia coli has been published in the past two decades. E. coli in the form of immobilized biocatalyst catalyzes many interesting reactions and(More)
The degradation of environmentally long-term aged (22 years) ¹⁴C-labeled atrazine residues in soil stimulated by inoculation with atrazine-adapted soil from Belgium, the United States (U.S.), and Brazil at two different moisture regimes (50% WHCmax/slurried conditions) was evaluated. Inoculation of the soil containing the aged ¹⁴C-labeled atrazine residues(More)
Biochar addition to soil has been reported to reduce the microbial degradation of pesticides due to sorption of the active compound. This study investigated whether the addition of hardwood biochar alters the mineralization of (14)C-labeled atrazine in two atrazine-adapted soils from Belgium and Brazil at different moisture regimens. Biochar addition(More)
It is well known that washing whole-cells containing enzyme activities after fermentation, but prior to biocatalysis can improve their activity in the subsequent reaction. In this paper, we quantify the impact of both the fermentation media and cell washing on the performance of whole-cell biocatalysis. The results are illustrated using a recombinant(More)
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