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Application of Microbial Quorum Sensing Systems for Bioremediation of Wastewaters

  • Vipin Chandra Kalia
  • Jyotsana Prakash
  • Subhasree Ray
  • Shikha Koul
Chapter

Abstract

Environmental pollution due to the use of naturally occurring and manmade recalcitrant compounds is a major cause of worry among Environmental and Health Department managers. Incidentally, microorganisms have the unique ability to catabolize a wide range of such pollutants. Bioremediation with the help of microbes is limited by their slow growth rate within the bioreactor. On the other hand, in continuous culture digestions, the rate of effluent discharge is quite high and cause an imbalance of food to microbe ratio. In order to retain bacteria, immobilization on different support materials have been recommended. However, Biofilm formation by quorum sensing system (QSS) has been envisaged as a novel approach to entrap microbes within the bioreactor. A few bacteria possessing QSS and ability to catabolize pollutants have been exploited for bioremediation of waste waters.

Keywords

Bioremediation Quorum sensing Wastewater Aromatic compounds Pseudomonas Acinetobacter Biofilm 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by Brain Pool grant (NRF-2018H1D3A2001746) by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) to work at Konkuk University.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vipin Chandra Kalia
    • 1
  • Jyotsana Prakash
    • 2
    • 3
  • Subhasree Ray
    • 2
    • 3
  • Shikha Koul
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Molecular Biotechnology Lab, Department of Chemical EngineeringKonkuk UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Microbial Biotechnology and Genomics, CSIR – Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB)Delhi University CampusNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR)New DelhiIndia

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