Hubert Cabana, Ph. D., ing.
Elimination and fate of emerging contaminants
Doctor Cabana’s main research contributions come from two areas related to bio-environmental engineering:
- The use of immobilized/insolubilized lignin modifying enzymes for the elimination of emerging contaminants (e.g., pharmaceuticals, plasticizers, personal care products, etc.) present in municipal and industrial wastewaters
- Environmental characterization
Both components include an understanding of physical and chemical phenomena involved in the transformation (in wastewater or in the environment) of these contaminants, their fate (transformation mechanism) and the associated environmental impacts (ecotoxicity, potential endocrine disruption, etc.).
- Hassani T., Ba S. and Cabana H. (2013). Formation of Enzyme Polymer Engineered Structure for Laccase and Cross-linked Laccase Aggregates Stabilization. Bioresour. Technol. 128, 640-645
- Cabana H., A. Ahamed, R. Leduc (2011). Conjugation of Laccase from the White Rot Fungus Trametes Versicolor to Chitosan and its Utilization for the Elimination of Triclosan. Bioressour. Technol. 102, 1656-1662
- Cabana H., Jones J. P. and Agathos S. N. (2009). Utilization of Cross-linked Laccase Aggregates in a Perfusion Basket Reactor for the Continuous Elimination of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 102, 1582-1592
- Cabana H., Habib Jiwan J. L., Rozenberg R., Elisashvili V., Penninckx M., Agathos S. N. and Jones J. P. (2007). Elimination of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Nonylphenol, Bisphenol A and Triclosan Using Enzyme Preparation from the White Rot Fungus Coriolopsis Polyzona. Chemosphere, 67, 4, 770-778
Know-How & Opportunities for Collaboration
- Analysis of emerging contaminants (eg. byLC-MS/MS) and identification of transformation products; fungal cultures and production of oxidative enzymes
- Enzyme Immobilization and insolubilization
- Enzyme Bioreactors