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Understanding the factors controlling the removal of trace organic contaminants by white-rot fungi and their lignin modifying enzymes: A critical review

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Abstract


  • White-rot fungi (WRF) and their lignin modifying enzymes (LME) can degrade a wide range of trace organic contaminants (TrOC), which are suspected to cause adverse health effects in humans and other biota. Recent studies have successfully applied either whole-cell WRF or their extracellular culture extract to remove TrOC from the aqueous phase. TrOC removal by a WRF system is dependent on a range of factors including molecular structure of the TrOC, fungal species and their specific LME, culture medium composition, and methods to enhance fungal degradation capacity; however, the specific relationships between these factors have not been systematically delineated. The aim of this review paper is to fill this important gap in the literature by critically analysing the ability of WRF and their LME specifically to remove TrOC. Mechanisms and factors governing the degradation of TrOC by WRF and their LME are reviewed and discussed. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

Authors


  •   Yang, Shufan (external author)
  •   Hai, Faisal I.
  •   Nghiem, Long D. (external author)
  •   Price, William E.
  •   Roddick, Felicity (external author)
  •   Moreira, Maria (external author)
  •   Magram, Saleh Faraj (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Yang, S., Hai, F. I., Nghiem, L. D., Price, W. E., Roddick, F., Moreira, M. T. & Magram, S. F. (2013). Understanding the factors controlling the removal of trace organic contaminants by white-rot fungi and their lignin modifying enzymes: A critical review. Bioresource Technology, 141 97-108.

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  • 2-s2.0-84878900515

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2069&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1060

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 97

End Page


  • 108

Volume


  • 141

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • White-rot fungi (WRF) and their lignin modifying enzymes (LME) can degrade a wide range of trace organic contaminants (TrOC), which are suspected to cause adverse health effects in humans and other biota. Recent studies have successfully applied either whole-cell WRF or their extracellular culture extract to remove TrOC from the aqueous phase. TrOC removal by a WRF system is dependent on a range of factors including molecular structure of the TrOC, fungal species and their specific LME, culture medium composition, and methods to enhance fungal degradation capacity; however, the specific relationships between these factors have not been systematically delineated. The aim of this review paper is to fill this important gap in the literature by critically analysing the ability of WRF and their LME specifically to remove TrOC. Mechanisms and factors governing the degradation of TrOC by WRF and their LME are reviewed and discussed. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

Authors


  •   Yang, Shufan (external author)
  •   Hai, Faisal I.
  •   Nghiem, Long D. (external author)
  •   Price, William E.
  •   Roddick, Felicity (external author)
  •   Moreira, Maria (external author)
  •   Magram, Saleh Faraj (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Yang, S., Hai, F. I., Nghiem, L. D., Price, W. E., Roddick, F., Moreira, M. T. & Magram, S. F. (2013). Understanding the factors controlling the removal of trace organic contaminants by white-rot fungi and their lignin modifying enzymes: A critical review. Bioresource Technology, 141 97-108.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84878900515

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2069&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1060

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 97

End Page


  • 108

Volume


  • 141

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands