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


Ates S., Kilic M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENT AND POLLUTION, cilt.23, sa.4, ss.480-485, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1504/ijep.2005.007610
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENT AND POLLUTION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.480-485

Özet

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.