|Bioremediation is a waste management technique that involves the use of organisms to remove or neutralize pollutants from a contaminated site. During the past decade there has been a growing interest in the use of biocatalysts for the high-selectivity conversion of synthetic or natural materials into higher-value products. Most of the early works on biocatalysis actually focused on the use of readily available enzymes, such as esterases, proteases and lipases, which have been progressively exploited for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, vitamins, and flavors. The use of enzymes as biocatalysts to replace existing chemical processes or to design alternative approaches to produce chemicals is currently one of the most important technologies in the field of the so-called white biotechnology.
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