Imobilizados de microrganismos em substâncias poliméricas extracelulares

Ana Sofia Teixeira Oliveira (Inventor), Catarina Raquel Leite Amorim (Inventor), Mark van Loosdrecht (Inventor), Paula Maria Lima Castro (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The present disclosure concerns the immobilization of Rhodococcus sp. FP1, a bacterial strain that degrades the pollutant 2-fluorophenol (2-FP), on extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) extracted from the biomass of Nereda® aerobic granules from wastewater treatment. In particular, EPS granules with immobilized Rhodococcus sp. FP1 can be used to bioenhance biological systems for treating wastewater contaminated with 2-FP. This new formulation uses a natural immobilizing material that is biocompatible with microorganisms and the wastewater treatment process, and is a quick solution to implement. The appearance of 2-FP contamination in wastewater can be a one-off or intermittent event, caused by fluctuations in industrial processes, which makes rapid action in its remediation highly important.
Original languagePortuguese
Patent numberPT117642
Priority date15/12/21
Filing date15/12/21
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 15 Dec 2021

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