The use of Research kit for wastewater treatment

SBP capsules are in a wide use for water and wastewater treatment employing bioaugmentation treatment approach. In resent scientific review publications the SBP technology is considered as a new method for microorganisms implementation within an aquatic mediums (References:,, among others the following applications:

  1. Increasing Activated Sludge yield and biological process stabilization.
  2. Targeting Selective Contaminants for bioremediation (Phenols, Hormones, Pharmaceuticals and Nitrate).
  3. Permeable Biological Barrier (PRBB) for contaminated groundwater.

References Selected list (Bioaugmentation):

Beni Lew, Maria Musia Monosov, Sandrine Betito, NadineVizel, Abid Ali Khan, Eyal Kurzbaum, Lilach Iasur Kruh, and Ofir Menashe*, High-rate ex situ and in situ treatment system for groundwater denitrification via membrane-based bacterial
macro-encapsulation. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2022, vol. 50

Martin Esteban Kuc, Sara Azerrad, Ofir Menashe, and Eyal Kurzbaum*, Efficient biodegradation of phenol at high concentrations by Acinetobacter biofilm at extremely short hydraulic retention times. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2022, Vol. 47 102781

Irina Amar Dubrovin, Lea Ouaknin Hirsch, Shmuel Rozenfeld, Bharath Gandu, Ofir Menashe, Alex Schechter and Rivka Cahan*, Hydrogen Production in Microbial Electrolysis Cells Based on Bacterial Anodes Encapsulated in a Small Bioreactor Platform. Microorganisms, 2022, Vol. 10 (5), 1007

Yuval Shelly, Martin Kuk, Sara Azerrad, Ofir Menashe, Gadi Zeira, Eyal Kurzbaum* Nitrate removal from a nitrate-rich reverse osmosis concentrate: Superior efficiency using bioaugmentation of Acinetobacter biofilm. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2021. Vol. 44 102425

Oran Fradkin, Hadas Mamane, Aviv Kaplan, Ofir Menashe, Eyal Kurzbaum, Yifaat Betzalel, Dror Avisar* UV-LED combined with small bioreactor platform (SBP) for degradation of 17α-ethynylestradiol (EE2) at very short hydraulic retention time. Materials, 2021

Tibor Benedek*; Flóra Szentgyorgil; Veronika GergÓcs; Ofir Menashe; Perla Abigail Figueroa Gonzalez; Alexander J. Probst; Balázs Kriszt; András Táncsics. Potential of Variovorax paradoxus isolate BFB1_13 for bioremediation of BTEX contaminated sites. AMB Express. 2021.

Sampurna Nandy, Upasana Arora, Pranay Tarar, Signe Viggor, Merike Jõesaar, Maia Kivisaar, Atya Kapley,  Monitoring the growth, survival and phenol utilization of the fluorescent-tagged Pseudomonas oleovorans immobilized and free cells, Bioresource Technology, Volume 338, (2021), .

Majeda Khraisheh, Mohammad A. Al-Ghouti, Fares AlMomani, P. putida as biosorbent for the remediation of cobalt and phenol from industrial waste wastewaters, Environmental Technology & Innovation, Volume 20, November (2020), .

Yen-Hui Lin and Yu-Siang Cheng, Phenol Degradation Kinetics by Free and Immobilized Pseudomonas putida BCRC 14365 in Batch and Continuous-Flow Bioreactors, Processes (2020), 8, 721; .

Ofir Menashe, Jasmine Rosen-Kligvasser, Eyal Kurzbaum and R. Y. Suckeveriene*. Structural properties of a Biotechnological Capsule Confined by a 3D-CelluloseAcetate Membrane. Polymers Advanced Technologies, 2020, pages 1-9.

Efrat Miller, Ofir Menashe and Carlos G. Dosoretz*. A tailored permeable reactive bio-barrier for in situ groundwater remediation: Removal of 3-chlorophenol as a case study, Environmental technology September 2020.

Eyal Kurzbaum*, Yasmin Raizner, Martin E. Kuc, and Ofir Menashe, Small bioreactor platform capsules provide persistent digestive biomass for continuous bioreactors operated under short hydraulic retention times. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2020. 37:101516.

Ofir Menashe*, Yasmin Raizner, Martin Esteban Kuc, Vered Cohen-Yaniv, Aviv Kaplan, Hadas Mamane, Dror Avisar and Eyal Kurzbaum, Biodegradation of the Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical 17α-Ethynylestradiol (EE2) by Rhodococcus zopfii and Pseudomonas putida Encapsulated in Small Bioreactor Platform (SBP) Capsules. Applied Sciences, 2020

Tibor Benedek & Flóra Szentgyörgyi & István Szabó & Milán Farkas & Robert Duran & Balázs Kriszt & András Táncsics, Aerobic and oxygen-limited naphthalene-amended enrichments induced the dominance of Pseudomonas spp. from a groundwater bacterial biofilm, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2020) 104:6023–6043, .

Lakshmi Prasanna Vaddadi, Dror Avisar*, Vinod Kumar Vadivel, Ofir Menashe, Eyal Kurzbaum, Vered Cohen-Yaniv and Hadas Mamane, LP-UV-nano MgO2 pretreated catalysis followed by small bioreactor platform capsules treatment for superior kinetic degradation performance of 17α-Ethynylestradiol, Materials, 2019

Eyal Kurzbaum*, Yasmin Raizner, Martin E. Kuc, Anatoly Kulikov, Ben Hakimi, Lilach Iasur Kruh and Ofir Menashe, Phenol biodegradation by bacterial cultures encapsulated in 3D microfiltration-membrane capsules, Environmental Technology, 2019

Yeara Bar Oz, Hadas Mamane, Ofir Menashe, Vered Cohen-Yaniv, Rupak Kumar, Lilach Iasur Kruh, Eyal Kurzbaum*, Treatment of olive mill wastewater using ozonation followed by an encapsulated acclimated biomass, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2018

Jianmin Wang, Po Yen Wang, Yu Han Yu, Jenn Fang Su, C, P, Huang, Hazardous Wastes Treatment Technologies, Water Environment Research (2019), Volume 90, Number 10, .

Eyal Kurzbaum*, Yasmin Raizner, Oded Cohen, Ran Y. Suckeveriene, Anatoly Kulikov, Ben Hakimi, Lilach Iasur Kruh, Yair Farber and Ofir Menashe, Encapsulated Pseudomonas putida for phenol biodegradation: Use of a structural membrane for construction of a well-organized confined particle, Water Research, Vol.121, pages 37-45, 2017

Ofir Menashe and Eyal Kurzbaum*, A Novel Bioaugmentation Treatment Approach using a Confined Microbial Environment: A Case Study in a MBR Wastewater Treatment Plant, Environmental Technology, 2016

Hassan Azaizeh, Eyal Kurzbaum, Ons Said, Husain Jaradat, Ofir Menashe*. The potential of autochthonous microbial culture encapsulation in a confined environment for phenols biodegradation, Environmental Science and Pollutants Research (ESPR), 2015 Vol. 22 (19) pages: 15179-15187.

Ofir Menashe* and Eyal Kurzbaum, Small-bioreactor platform technology as a municipal wastewater additive treatment, Water Science & Technology, 2014, Vol.69 (3), pages 504-510.

Reviews articles list:

Wei Geng, Li Wang, Xiao-Yu Yang, Nanocell hybrids for green chemistry, Trends in Biotechnology, (2022), Vol. 40, No. 8,

Mateus Torres, Nazari Viviane, Simon Bruna, Strieder Machado, Larissa Crestani, Giovana Marchezi, Gustavo Concolato, Valdecir Ferrari, Luciane Maria, Colla Jeferson, Steffanello Piccin, Rhodococcus: A promising genus of actinomycetes for the bioremediation of organic and inorganic contaminants, Journal of Environmental Management, 323 (2022), .

Irina Ivshina , Grigory Bazhutin and Elena Tyumina, Rhodococcus strains as a good biotool for neutralizing pharmaceutical pollutants and obtaining therapeutically valuable products: Through the past into the future, Frontiers in Microbiology, (2022)

Apisit Naramittanakul, Supacha Buttranon, Atitsa Petchsuk, Pimchai Chaiyen and Nopphon Weeranoppanant, Development of a continuous-flow system with immobilized biocatalysts towards sustainable bioprocessing, React. Chem. Eng., 6, 1771–1790 (2021).  

Concetta Tomei1 & Domenica Mosca Angelucci1 & Elisa Clagnan2 & Lorenzo Brusetti, Anaerobic biodegradation of phenol in wastewater treatment: achievements and limits, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2021) 105:2195–2224, .

Xinyan Zhou , Huabao Zheng , Jan Peter van der Hoek , Kefei Yu and Yucheng Cao, Recent applications of biological technologies for decontaminating hormones in livestock waste and wastewater, Environmental Science & Health, (2021), 24:100307, .

Danuta Wojcieszy´nska , Ariel Marchlewicz and Urszula Guzik, Suitability of Immobilized Systems for Microbiological Degradation of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds, Molecules (2020), 25, 4473;