Yadav, Renu and Wanjari, Snehal and Prabhu, Chandan and Kumar, Vivek and Labhsetwar, Nitin and Satyanarayana, T and Kotwal, Swati and Rayalu, Sadhana (2010) Immobilized Carbonic Anhydrase for the Biomimetic Carbonation Reaction. Energy & Fuels, 24. pp. 6198-6207. ISSN 0887-0624

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Carbonic anhydrase (CA) has been immobilized on surfactant-modified silylated chitosan (SMSC) for the carbonation reaction. CA immobilized on SMSC was characterized using a scanning electron microscope, energy-dispersive X-ray and X-ray diffraction spectroscopy, and Fourier transform infrared analysis. The effect of various parameters, such as pH, temperature, and storage stability, on immobilized CA was investigated using a p-nitrophenyl acetate (p-NPA) assay. The optimum pH and temperature were determined to be 7 and 35 �C, respectively. Kinetic parameters of immobilized and free CA (Km and Vmax values) were also evaluated. For immobilized CA, the Km value was 4.547 mM and the Vmax value was 1.018 mmol min-1mg-1, whereas for the free CA, theKm value was 1.211mMand theVmax value was 1.125 mmol min-1 mg-1. It was observed that immobilized CA had longer storage stability and retained 50% of its initial activity up to 30 days. Proof of concept has been established for the biomimetic carbonation reaction. TheCO2 sequestration capacity in terms of conversion ofCO2 to carbonate was quantified by gas chromatography (GC). It was 10.73 and 14.92 mg of CaCO3/mg of CA for immobilized and free CA, respectively, under a limiting concentration of CO2 (14.5 mg of CO2/10 mL).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Nitin Labhasetwar
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 09:22
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 09:22
URI: http://neeri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1012

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