Of PhACs, Ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is considered one of the most severe contaminants in the influent of WWTPs, typically being found in the range of 10-400 μg/L. Concentrations of Ibuprofen in the effluent wastewater is considerably lower indicating a partial removal of Ibuprofen2,3.
This elimination of ibuprofen is being ascribed to primarily to biodegradation. However, if biodegradation is to be used as a solution for removing ibuprofen from wastewater, figuring out which bacteria are responsible for degrading the compound and understanding the processes by which it is being degraded are the first steps on the way.
In the current study, the pathway of degradation of ibuprofen of the ibuprofen degrading strain Patulibacter sp. strain I11 was characterised using quantitative proteomics. The subsequent data analysis revealed several proteins which were up-regulated in response to ibuprofen by Patulibacter sp. strain I11 that might be involved in the degradation of ibuprofen.
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||14th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology: The Power of the Small - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 19 Aug 2012 → 24 Aug 2012
Conference number: 14
|Conference||14th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology|
|Period||19/08/2012 → 24/08/2012|