Enzyme catalysis coupled with artificial membranes towards process intensification in biorefinery- a review

Mazzei, Rosalinda and Yihdego Gebreyohannes, Abaynesh and Papaioannou, Emmanouil and Nunes, Suzana P. and Vankelecom, Ivo F.J. and Giorno, Lidietta (2021) Enzyme catalysis coupled with artificial membranes towards process intensification in biorefinery- a review. Bioresource Technology, 335: 125248. ISSN 0960-8524

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In this review, for the first time, the conjugation of the major types of enzymes used in biorefineries and the membrane processes to develop different configurations of MBRs, was analyzed for the production of biofuels, phytotherapics and food ingredients. In particular, the aim is to critically review all the works related to the application of MBR in biorefinery, highlighting the advantages and the main drawbacks which can interfere with the development of this system at industrial scale. Alternatives strategies to overcome main limits will be also described in the different application fields, such as the use of biofunctionalized magnetic nanoparticles associated with membrane processes for enzyme re-use and membrane cleaning or the membrane fouling control by the use of integrated membrane process associated with MBR.

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Bioresource Technology
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Bioresource Technology. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published inBioresource Technology, 335, 2021 DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2021.125248
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?? membrane bioreactormbrbiorefinerybiocatalysisenzymes in biorefinerybioengineeringenvironmental engineeringwaste management and disposal ??
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