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Recent Findings from National Environmental Engineering Research Institute Provides New Insights into Enzymes and Coenzymes

June 17, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Enzymes and Coenzymes. According to news reporting originating from Maharashtra, India, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Augmenting leachate before recirculation with peroxidase enzymes is a novel method to increase the available carbon, and therefore the food supply to microorganisms at the declining phase of the anaerobic landfill bioreactor operation. In order to optimize the enzyme-catalyzed leachate recirculation process, it is necessary to identify the reaction mechanisms and determine rate constants."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, "This paper presents a kinetic model developed to ascertain the reaction mechanisms and determine the rate constants for enzyme catalyzed anaerobic waste degradation. The maximum rate of reaction (V-max) for MnP enzyme-catalyzed reactors was 0.076 g(TOC)/g(DS). day."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The catalytic turnover number (k(cat)) of the MnP enzyme-catalyzed was 506.7 per day while the rate constant (k) of the un-catalyzed reaction was 0.012 per day."

For more information on this research see: Reaction mechanisms and rate constants of waste degradation in landfill bioreactor systems with enzymatic-enhancement. Bioresource Technology, 2014;162():279-282. Bioresource Technology can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier -; Bioresource Technology -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P.A. Jayasinghe, CSIR, Natl Environm Engn Res Inst, Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Div, Nagpur 440020, Maharashtra, India. Additional authors for this research include J.P.A. Hettiaratchi, A.K. Mehrotra and S. Kumar (see also Enzymes and Coenzymes).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Maharashtra, Enzymes and Coenzymes

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