Mukherjee, Suprabhat and Basak, Bikram and Bhunia, Biswanath and Dey, Apurba and Mondal, Biswanath (2013) Potential use of polyphenol oxidases (PPO) in the bioremediation of phenolic contaminants containing industrial wastewater. Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology, 12 (1). pp. 61-73.

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The present review emphasizes on the use of Polyphenol oxidase (PPO) enzyme in the bioremediation of phenolic contaminants from industrial wastewater. PPO is a group of enzyme that mainly exists in two forms; tyrosinase (E.C. and laccase (E.C. which are widely distributed among microorganisms, plants and animals. These oxidoreductive enzymes remain effective in a wide range of pH and temperature, particularly if they are immobilized on some carrier or matrices, and they can degrade a wide variety of mono and/or diphenolic compounds. However, high production costs inhibit the widespread use of these enzymes for remediation in industrial scale. Nevertheless, bench studies and field studies have shown enzymatic wastewater treatment to be feasible options for biodegradation of phenols through biological route. Nanomaterials-PPO conjugates have been also applied for removal of phenols which has successfully lower down the drawbacks of enzymatic water treatment. Therefore in this article various approaches and current state of use of PPO in the bioremediation of wastewater, as well as the benefits and disadvantages associated with the use of such enzymes have been overviewed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 07:02
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2016 07:02

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