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Degradation of a broad spectrum of trace organic contaminants by an enzymatic membrane reactor: complementary role of membrane retention and enzymatic degradation

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Abstract


  • Laccase-catalysed degradation of 30 trace organic contaminants (TrOCs) with diverse chemical structure was investigated in an enzymatic membrane reactor (EMR) equipped with an ultrafiltration membrane. Compared to the results from batch incubation tests, the EMR could facilitate degradation of some phenolic and a number of non-phenolic TrOCs. Laccase, which was completely retained by the membrane, formed a dynamic gel layer on the membrane surface onto which TrOCs were adsorbed. EMR investigations with active and heat-inactivated laccase confirmed that the TrOCs retained by the active laccase gel layer were eventually degraded. Redox-mediator addition to the EMR significantly extended

    the spectrum of efficiently degraded TrOCs, but a limited improvement was observed in batch tests. The results demonstrate the important role of TrOC retention by the enzyme gel layer dynamically formed on the membrane in achieving improved degradation of TrOCs by the mediator-assisted laccase system. Despite following the same hydrogen atom transfer pathway, the mediators tested (syringaldehyde and 1-hydroxybenzotriazole) exhibited TrOC-specific degradation improvement capacity.

Authors


  •   Nguyen, Luong (external author)
  •   Hai, Faisal I.
  •   Price, William E.
  •   Kang, Jinguo (external author)
  •   Leusch, Frederic (external author)
  •   Roddick, Felicity (external author)
  •   Van De Merwe, Jason P. (external author)
  •   Magram, Saleh Faraj (external author)
  •   Nghiem, Long D. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Nguyen, L. N., Hai, F. I., Price, W. E., Kang, J., Leusch, F. D.L ., Roddick, F., van de Merwe, J. P., Magram, S. F. & Nghiem, L. D. (2015). Degradation of a broad spectrum of trace organic contaminants by an enzymatic membrane reactor: complementary role of membrane retention and enzymatic degradation. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 99 115-122.

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  • 2-s2.0-84922601897

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5675&context=eispapers

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Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 115

End Page


  • 122

Volume


  • 99

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Laccase-catalysed degradation of 30 trace organic contaminants (TrOCs) with diverse chemical structure was investigated in an enzymatic membrane reactor (EMR) equipped with an ultrafiltration membrane. Compared to the results from batch incubation tests, the EMR could facilitate degradation of some phenolic and a number of non-phenolic TrOCs. Laccase, which was completely retained by the membrane, formed a dynamic gel layer on the membrane surface onto which TrOCs were adsorbed. EMR investigations with active and heat-inactivated laccase confirmed that the TrOCs retained by the active laccase gel layer were eventually degraded. Redox-mediator addition to the EMR significantly extended

    the spectrum of efficiently degraded TrOCs, but a limited improvement was observed in batch tests. The results demonstrate the important role of TrOC retention by the enzyme gel layer dynamically formed on the membrane in achieving improved degradation of TrOCs by the mediator-assisted laccase system. Despite following the same hydrogen atom transfer pathway, the mediators tested (syringaldehyde and 1-hydroxybenzotriazole) exhibited TrOC-specific degradation improvement capacity.

Authors


  •   Nguyen, Luong (external author)
  •   Hai, Faisal I.
  •   Price, William E.
  •   Kang, Jinguo (external author)
  •   Leusch, Frederic (external author)
  •   Roddick, Felicity (external author)
  •   Van De Merwe, Jason P. (external author)
  •   Magram, Saleh Faraj (external author)
  •   Nghiem, Long D. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Nguyen, L. N., Hai, F. I., Price, W. E., Kang, J., Leusch, F. D.L ., Roddick, F., van de Merwe, J. P., Magram, S. F. & Nghiem, L. D. (2015). Degradation of a broad spectrum of trace organic contaminants by an enzymatic membrane reactor: complementary role of membrane retention and enzymatic degradation. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 99 115-122.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84922601897

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5675&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4654

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 115

End Page


  • 122

Volume


  • 99

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom