Enzymatic Plastic Degradation

Enzymatic Plastic Degradation

1st Edition - February 10, 2021
  • Editors: Gert Weber, Uwe Bornscheuer, Ren Wei
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128220139
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128220122

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Enzymatic Plastic Degradation, Volume 648 in the Methods in Enzymology series, continues the legacy of this premier serial with chapters authored by leaders in the field. Chapters in this latest release include Evaluating plastic pollution and environmental degradation, Assessment methods for microplastic pollution in the oceans and fresh water, Exploring microbial consortia from various environments for plastic degradation, Characterization of filamentous fungi for attack on synthetic polymers via biological Fenton chemistry, Synthesis of radioactive-labeled nanoplastics for assaying the environmental (microbial) PS degradation, Exploring metagenome for plastic degrading enzymes, Cutinases from thermophilic bacteria (actinomycetes): from identification to functional and structural characterization, and much more.

Key Features

  • Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors
  • Presents the latest release in the Methods in Enzymology series
  • Covers the latest research and technologies in enzymatic plastic degradation

Readership

Biochemists, biophysicists, molecular biologists, analytical chemists, and physiologists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Evaluating plastic pollution and environmental degradation
    Pia Skoczinski
    2. Assessment methods for microplastic pollution in the oceans and fresh water
    Chengjun Sun
    3. Exploring microbial consortia from various environments for plastic degradation
    Basak Öztürk and Ingrid Eileen Meyer Cifuentes
    4. Characterization of filamentous fungi for attack on synthetic polymers via biological Fenton chemistry
    Dietmar Schlosser
    5. Culturing various mealworms for the degradation of PS/PE and the corresponding analysis of gut microbiota
    Wei-Min Wu
    6. Synthesis of radioactive-labeled nanoplastics for assaying the environmental (microbial) PS degradation
    Rong Ji
    7. Exploring metagenome for plastic degrading enzymes
    Wolfgang Streit
    8. Cutinases from thermophilic bacteria (actinomycetes): from identification to functional & structural characterization
    富佐子 河合
    9. Ideonella sakaiensis & PETase and MHETase: from identification of microbial PET degradation to enzyme characterization
    Kohei Oda
    10. Design of novel PETase mutants by machine-learning/AI-based strategy
    Bian Wu
    11. High throughput screening assays for PET/PU hydrolase activities
    Ren Wei
    12. Methods for evaluating the biodegradability of PET
    Chen Song
    13. Heterogeneous kinetic analysis of the enzymatic PET hydrolysis
    Thomas Maskow
    14. Adhesion peptide promoted and selective degradation of mixed plastics for enabling recycling
    Shohana Subrin Islam
    15. Adsorption study of plastic degrading enzymes and monomer conversion for synthesis of virgin polymers
    Georg M. Guebitz
    16. Characterization and screening of microbial degradation of PU
    Luc Averous
    17. Structural and functional characterization of the PET oligomer degrader (MHETase, Carboxylesterases, etc.)
    Gert Weber and Gottfried J. Palm
    18. Structural and functional characterization of nylon hydrolases
    Seiji Negoro
    19. Bioprocess engineering for PET recycling
    Alain Marty
    20. Engineering enzymes for embedding in PLA mulching films for rapid environmental degradation
    Alain Marty
    21. The use of degraded plastic monomers as substrates for microbial growth and production of biodegradable plastics (and their biodegradation)
    Tanja Narancic
    22. Culturing and engineering bacterial strains for up-cycling of plastic degradation products
    Till Tiso
    23. Screening and cultivating microbial strains able to grow on degradation intermediates from polyurethane
    Christian Eberlein
    24. Engineering microalgae as a whole cell biocatalyst for PET degradation
    Daniel Moog
    25. Yeast Cell Surface Display Bacterial PETase as a Reusable Biocatalyst for Degradation of Highly Crystallized Polyethylene Terephthalate
    Zefang Wang

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: February 10, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128220139
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128220122

About the Serial Volume Editors

Gert Weber

Gert Weber is at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany

Affiliations and Expertise

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany

Uwe Bornscheuer

Prof. Uwe Bornscheuer from Greifswald University is a leading expert in enzymatic lipid modification as documented in numerous peer-reviewed publications, reviews as well as patents. He has received several scientific awards including the Chevreul Medal (French Lipid Society, 2012), the Normann Medal (DGF, Germany, 2014) and the Stephen S. Chang Award (AOCS, 2015).

Affiliations and Expertise

Greifswald University, Germany

Ren Wei

Ren Wei is at Universität Greifswald, Germany

Affiliations and Expertise

Universität Greifswald, Germany