Current Microbiology

, Volume 75, Issue 3, pp 316–322 | Cite as

A Novel ZnONPs/PVA-Functionalized Biomaterials for Bacterial Cells Immobilization and its Strengthening Effects on Quinoline Biodegradation

  • Jinjin Jiang
  • Yongjun Liu
  • Yu Liu
  • Siyu Hou


A novel bacterial cells immobilized carrier (ZnONPs/PVA), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) composites decorated with ZnO nanoparticles (ZnO NPs), was prepared and used for immobilization of the strain Ochrobactrum sp. LC-1, and subsequently for quinoline degrading in water. Characterization of ZnONPs/PVA by using X-ray diffractometer and scanning electron microscopy demonstrated that ZnO NPs were coated on the surface of PVA cubes evenly and the bacterium grew well on the ZnONPs/PVA. Quinoline biodegradation results showed that the degradation effect of quinoline by ZnONPs/PVA immobilized cells was superior to the free cells significantly. The structure and physical properties of ZnNPs/PVA were maintained steady after the reuse of ZnNPs/PVA for cells immobilization several times. Reusability of the ZnONPs/PVA immobilized cells revealed that the quinoline removal ratio was above 97% within 8 h under the conditions of pH neutral, 37 °C when the initial quinoline concentration was 300 mg/L.



This work was supported by Science and Technology Industrialization Project (Grant No. 15JF021) and the Project of Science and Technology Benefit Plan (Grant No. 2012GS610203).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Lab of Northwest Water Resource, Ecology and Environment, Ministry of EducationXi’an University of Architecture and TechnologyXi’anPeople’s Republic of China

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