The immobilization-based technologies will be applied to engineered (ex-situ) and natural systems (in situ) for the bioremediation of groundwater, wastewater, and soil.
The selection and adaptation of modern physico-chemical, biological, and ecotoxicological monitoring tools combined to a rational understanding of engineering and enzymology/microbial physiology aspects is a pertinent approach to open the black-box of the our technologies. The reliable process-monitoring will constitute a solid basis to develop and refine our biodegradation kinetics models, which will be the mean to improve the predictability of performances to be achieved with our technologies.
A key strength of MINOTAURUS is the possibility of direct implementation of our technologies at five EU reference sites that are confronted with pollutants (two technologies will be tested on-site during the first year). We will deliver not only a set of tools, techniques and processes which will enhance the ability of our communities to respond to the challenges of organic pollutants but also frameworks for structuring and making evidence-based decisions for the most sustainable and appropriate bioremediation measures.
MINOTAURUS consortium consists of fifteen partners from eight European and Europe-associated countries. Eight research & education institutions, five SMEs covering the whole chain of our bioremediation approaches (production/monitoring of biocatalysts, bioremediation, and engineering), one large end-user installing wastewater treatment plants, and one environmental agency will work together with the support of an advisory board mainly consisting of environmental decision-makers
PROJECT GOALS:Microorganism and enzyme Immobilization: NOvel Techniques and Approaches for Upgraded Remediation of Underground-, wastewater and Soil
MINOTAURUS aims at improving the effectiveness of depollution and water treatment technologies through precise and reliable biotechnological processes.
It will enhance predictability of process performance and develop advanced, efficient and socio-economically acceptable technological solutions by intensifying degradation processes through immobilisation of biocatalysts.
The proposed technologies apply to both engineered (ex-situ) and natural (in situ) systems for the bioremediation of groundwater, wastewater and soil. The technologies aim at the improved control and enhancement of degradation reactions by immobilized biocatalysts i.e. microorganisms and enzymes
A key strength of MINOTAURUS is the possibility of direct implementation of all provided technologies with support of the five SMEs at five reference sites.
Next to tools, techniques and processes MINOTAURUS will deliver frameworks for structuring and making evidence-based decisions for the most sustainable and appropriate bioremediation measures.
This innovation is the result of the project
Title: Microorganism And Enzyme Immobilization: Novel Techniques And Approaches For Upgraded Remediation Of Underground-, Wastewater And Soil
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Role in project: Project Coordination
Contact person: Prof. WINTGENS Thomas
Phone: +41-61 467 44 59
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Contact person: Dr. MEULENBERG Wilhelm A.
Phone: +49 2461616323
Contact person: Ms. DE GUELDRE Greet
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Contact person: Dr. AULENTA Federico
CREATIVE RESEARCH SOLUTIONS BVBA
Contact person: Dr. ONDERWATER Robertus
HEFER SYSTEMS & CONTROLS LTD.
Contact person: Mr. ANSHER Ofer
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Contact person: Ms. SCHMIDT Annette
Contact person: Dr. BEFFA Trello
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Contact person: Ms. VAIDAKI Argyro
Contact person: Mr. MUELLER Dietmar
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Contact person: Dr. MURDOCCA Cinzia
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Contact person: Prof. AGATHOS Spyridon
Contact person: Dr. SNAIDR Jiri
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Contact person: Dr. BASTIAENS Leen
Phone: +32 14 33 51 79
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Contact person: Ms. MITTNEROVA Anna
WETLANDS INCUBATOR SPRL
Contact person: Mr. BOLS Christian Marie