Removal of phenol using mushrooms and immobilized polyphenol oxidase in a plug flow reactor


Ates S., Kilic M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENT AND POLLUTION, vol.23, no.4, pp.480-485, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijep.2005.007610
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENT AND POLLUTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.480-485

Abstract

Phenols are toxic and hazardous pollutants, hence their removal from industrial effluents is important. In this study, edible mushroom particles, which are a cheap and natural source of polyphenol oxidase (PPO), were used directly for phenol removal in a plug flow reactor. Initially, 60% phenol removal was achieved, but this percentage decreased after a second use. When the reactor included PPO immobilized in chitosan gels, the percentage of phenol removal was 30%, and was stable even after the twelfth use.