Enzyme-based strategy for toxic waste treatment and waste minimization.

  title={Enzyme-based strategy for toxic waste treatment and waste minimization.},
  author={J. Mark Smith and Gregory F. Payne and Janice A. Lumpkin and Jeffrey S. Karns},
  journal={Biotechnology and bioengineering},
  volume={39 7},
The increasing amounts of pesticides used throughout the world, as well as the increasingly stringent governmental regulations concerning waste disposal, mandates improved techniques of waste disposal and minimization. In this article, parathion hydrolase, an enzyme with proven effectiveness at hydrolyzing organophosphates, was used to treat a cattle dipping liquid containing the pesticide, coumaphos, which is used to kill a disease-causing tick. Waste is generated from this process when a… CONTINUE READING