Cyanide bioremediation: the potential of engineered nitrilases

  title={Cyanide bioremediation: the potential of engineered nitrilases},
  author={Jason M. Park and B. Trevor Sewell and Michael J. Benedik},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
The cyanide-degrading nitrilases are of notable interest for their potential to remediate cyanide contaminated waste streams, especially as generated in the gold mining, pharmaceutical, and electroplating industries. This review provides a brief overview of cyanide remediation in general but with a particular focus on the cyanide-degrading nitrilases. These are of special interest as the hydrolysis reaction does not require secondary substrates or cofactors, making these enzymes particularly… CONTINUE READING