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Biotechnological strategies for the recovery of valuable and critical raw materials from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) – A review
Işıldar, Arda ; Hullebusch, Eric D. van; Lenz, Markus ; Laing, Gijs Du; Marra, Alessandra ; Cesaro, Alessandra ; Panda, Sandeep ; Akcil, Ata ; Kucuker, Mehmet Ali ; Kuchta, Kerstin - \ 2019
Journal of Hazardous Materials 362 (2019). - ISSN 0304-3894 - p. 467 - 481.
Bioleaching - Bioprecipitation - Biosorption - Biotechnologies - Critical metals - Electronic waste

Critical raw materials (CRMs) are essential in the development of novel high-tech applications. They are essential in sustainable materials and green technologies, including renewable energy, emissionfree electric vehicles and energy-efficient lighting. However, the sustainable supply of CRMs is a major concern. Recycling end-of-life devices is an integral element of the CRMs supply policy of many countries. Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is an important secondary source of CRMs. Currently, pyrometallurgical processes are used to recycle metals from WEEE. These processes are deemed imperfect, energy-intensive and non-selective towards CRMs. Biotechnologies are a promising alternative to the current industrial best available technologies (BAT). In this review, we present the current frontiers in CRMs recovery from WEEE using biotechnology, the biochemical fundamentals of these bio-based technologies and discuss recent research and development (R&D) activities. These technologies encompass biologically induced leaching (bioleaching) from various matrices,biomass-induced sorption (biosorption), and bioelectrochemical systems (BES).

Erratum to: The sponge microbiome project
Moitinho-Silva, Lucas ; Nielsen, Shaun ; Amir, Amnon ; Gonzalez, Antonio ; Ackermann, Gail L. ; Cerrano, Carlo ; Astudillo-Garcia, Carmen ; Easson, Cole ; Sipkema, Detmer ; Liu, Fang ; Steinert, Georg ; Kotoulas, Giorgos ; McCormack, Grace P. ; Feng, Guofang ; Bell, James J. ; Vicente, Jan ; Björk, Johannes R. ; Montoya, Jose M. ; Olson, Julie B. ; Reveillaud, Julie ; Steindler, Laura ; Pineda, Mari Carmen ; Marra, Maria V. ; Ilan, Micha ; Taylor, Michael W. ; Polymenakou, Paraskevi ; Erwin, Patrick M. ; Schupp, Peter J. ; Simister, Rachel L. ; Knight, Rob ; Thacker, Robert W. ; Costa, Rodrigo ; Hill, Russell T. ; Lopez-Legentil, Susanna ; Dailianis, Thanos ; Ravasi, Timothy ; Hentschel, Ute ; Li, Zhiyong ; Webster, Nicole S. ; Thomas, Torsten - \ 2018
GigaScience 7 (2018)12. - ISSN 2047-217X
The sponge microbiome project
Moitinho-Silva, Lucas ; Nielsen, Shaun ; Amir, Amnon ; Gonzalez, Antonio ; Ackermann, Gail L. ; Cerrano, Carlo ; Astudillo-Garcia, Carmen ; Easson, Cole ; Sipkema, Detmer ; Liu, Fang ; Steinert, Georg ; Kotoulas, Giorgos ; McCormack, Grace P. ; Feng, Guofang ; Bell, James J. ; Vicente, Jan ; Björk, Johannes R. ; Montoya, Jose M. ; Olson, Julie B. ; Reveillaud, Julie ; Steindler, Laura ; Pineda, Mari Carmen ; Marra, Maria V. ; Ilan, Micha ; Taylor, Michael W. ; Polymenakou, Paraskevi ; Erwin, Patrick M. ; Schupp, Peter J. ; Simister, Rachel L. ; Knight, Rob ; Thacker, Robert W. ; Costa, Rodrigo ; Hill, Russell T. ; Lopez-Legentil, Susanna ; Dailianis, Thanos ; Ravasi, Timothy ; Hentschel, Ute ; Li, Zhiyong ; Webster, Nicole S. ; Thomas, Torsten - \ 2017
GigaScience 6 (2017)10. - ISSN 2047-217X
16S rRNA gene - Archaea - Bacteria - Marine sponges - Microbial diversity - Microbiome - Symbiosis
Marine sponges (phylum Porifera) are a diverse, phylogenetically deep-branching clade known for forming intimate partnerships with complex communities of microorganisms. To date, 16S rRNA gene sequencing studies have largely utilised different extraction and amplification methodologies to target the microbial communities of a limited number of sponge species, severely limiting comparative analyses of sponge microbial diversity and structure. Here, we provide an extensive and standardised dataset that will facilitate sponge microbiome comparisons across large spatial, temporal, and environmental scales. Samples from marine sponges (n = 3569 specimens), seawater (n = 370), marine sediments (n = 65) and other environments (n = 29) were collected from different locations across the globe. This dataset incorporates at least 268 different sponge species, including several yet unidentified taxa. The V4 region of the 16S rRNA gene was amplified and sequenced from extracted DNA using standardised procedures. Raw sequences (total of 1.1 billion sequences) were processed and clustered with (i) a standard protocol using QIIME closed-reference picking resulting in 39 543 operational taxonomic units (OTU) at 97% sequence identity, (ii) a de novo clustering using Mothur resulting in 518 246 OTUs, and (iii) a new high-resolution Deblur protocol resulting in 83 908 unique bacterial sequences. Abundance tables, representative sequences, taxonomic classifications, and metadata are provided. This dataset represents a comprehensive resource of sponge-associated microbial communities based on 16S rRNA gene sequences that can be used to address overarching hypotheses regarding host-associated prokaryotes, including host specificity, convergent evolution, environmental drivers of microbiome structure, and the sponge-associated rare biosphere.
Evaluatie van de verzuringsdoelstellingen: de onderbouwing
Albers, R. ; Beck, J. ; Bleeker, A. ; Bree, L. van; Dam, J. van; Eerden, L. v.d.; Freijer, J. ; Hinsberg, A. van; Marra, M. ; Salm, C. v.d.; Tonneijck, A. ; Vries, W. de; Wesselink, L. ; Woretelboer, F. - \ 2001
Bilthoven : RIVM
milieubeleid - evaluatie - milieueffect - zure depositie - waarden - modellen - nederland - terrestrische ecosystemen - atmosferische depositie - beleidsevaluatie - luchtverontreiniging - milieu - vegetatie - verzuring - environmental policy - evaluation - environmental impact - acid deposition - values - models - netherlands - terrestrial ecosystems
Biochemical and morphological changes in lung tissue and isolated lung cells of rats induced by short-term nitrogen dioxide exposure
Bree, L. van; Rietjens, I.M.C.M. ; Alink, G.M. ; Dormans, J.A.M.A. ; Marra, M. ; Rombout, P.J.A. - \ 2000
Human and Experimental Toxicology 19 (2000). - ISSN 0960-3271 - p. 392 - 401.
To investigate the effects of repeated exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on antioxidant enzymes in lung tissue and isolated lung cells, rats were continuously exposed to 20 mg/m3 NO2 (10.6 ppm) for 4 days. The activities of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH), glutathione reductase (GR), and glutathione peroxidase (GSHPx) were measured in the cytosolic fraction of lung tissue of both control and NO2-exposed rats as well as in isolated alveolar macrophages (AMs) and type II cells. Qualitative and quantitative changes in AM and type II cells were studied by electron microscopy and by morphometric analyses using enzyme and immunohistochemistry. NO2 exposure resulted in significantly increased pulmonary activities of G6PDH, GR, and GSHPx, both expressed per lung and per gram of lung weight. Morphometric data show that NO2 exposure significantly increased the number of type II cells, predominantly in the centriacinar region, indicating proliferation of epithelium following cellular injury. Type II cells in lungs of NO2-exposed rats had a squamous, less cuboidal appearance with more lamellar bodies compared to type II cells in lungs of control rats. Compared to control lungs, a higher number of macrophages could be isolated from NO2-exposed lungs, while numbers of type II cells isolated from lungs of control and NO2-exposed rats were the same. Isolated type II cells from control and NO2-exposed rats were polymorphic, with a small number of lamellar bodies and without polarity. Isolated macrophages were rounded and contained many filopodia. NO2 exposure caused increases in the activities of G6PDH and GSHPx in isolated type II cells and of GSHPx in isolated macrophages, when expressed per number of cells. Macrophages and type II cells isolated from control and NO2-exposed rats and re-exposed in vitro to NO2, showed no differences in phagocytosis and viability features. Our results indicate that NO2-induced increases in pulmonary antioxidant enzymes are also reflected in isolated AM and type II cells. Since these lung cells do not display a decreased sensitivities toward an in vitro NO2 exposure, overall increase in antioxidant enzyme activities do not seem to play the most pivotal role in controlling cellular NO2 sensitivity and oxidant defence. Combined data from biochemical, morphological, and morphometric analyses of lungs and lung cells suggest that lung cell and tissue oxidant sensitivity and defence largely depends on the cell and tissue organisation, i.e., cell numbers and morphology as well as the ratio of surface area to cytoplasmic volume.
Use of the lactococcal nisA promotor to regulate gene expression in gram-positive bacteria: comparison of induction level and promotor strength.
Eichenbaum, Z. ; Federle, M.J. ; Marra, D. ; Vos, W.M. de; Kuipers, O.P. ; Kleerebezem, M. ; Scott, J.R. - \ 1998
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 64 (1998). - ISSN 0099-2240 - p. 2763 - 2769.
Respiratoire symptomen bij kinderen in relatie tot luchtverontreiniging door verkeer.
Marra, M. ; Fischer, P.H. ; Lebret, E. ; Brunekreef, B. ; Wijnen, J.H. van - \ 1997
Tijdschrift voor sociale geneeskunde 75 (1997)middenkatern. - ISSN 0040-7607 - p. 42 - 43.
Glutathione pathway enzyme activities and the ozone sensitivity of lung cell populations derived from ozone exposed rats
Rietjens, I.M.C.M. ; Bree, L. van; Marra, M. ; Poelen, M.C.M. ; Rombout, P.J.A. ; Alink, G.M. - \ 1985
Toxicology 37 (1985). - ISSN 0300-483X - p. 205 - 214.
Polyelectrolyte adsorption from saline solutions
Marra, J. ; Schee, H.A. van der; Fleer, G.J. ; Lyklema, J. - \ 1983
In: Adsorption from solution Academic Press - p. 245 - 258.
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