Sustainable environmental remediation via biomimetic multifunctional lignocellulosic nano-framework. Academic Article uri icon


  • Chemical pollution threatens human health and ecosystem sustainability. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) like per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are expensive to clean up once emitted. Innovative and synergistic strategies are urgently needed, yet process integration and cost-effectiveness remain challenging. An in-situ PFAS remediation system is developed to employ a plant-derived biomimetic nano-framework to achieve highly efficient adsorption and subsequent fungal biotransformation synergistically. The multiple component framework is presented as Renewable Artificial Plant for In-situ Microbial Environmental Remediation (RAPIMER). RAPIMER exhibits high adsorption capacity for the PFAS compounds and diverse adsorption capability toward co-contaminants. Subsequently, RAPIMER provides the substrates and contaminants for in situ bioremediation via fungus Irpex lacteus and promotes PFAS detoxification. RAPIMER arises from cheap lignocellulosic sources, enabling a broader impact on sustainability and a means for low-cost pollutant remediation.

published proceedings

  • Nat Commun

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, J., Li, X., Da, Y., Yu, J., Long, B., Zhang, P., ... Dai, S. Y.

complete list of authors

  • Li, Jinghao||Li, Xiaohan||Da, Yabin||Yu, Jiali||Long, Bin||Zhang, Peng||Bakker, Christopher||McCarl, Bruce A||Yuan, Joshua S||Dai, Susie Y

publication date

  • July 2022