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dc.contributor.authorChiong, T.
dc.contributor.authorLau, John
dc.contributor.authorKhor, E.
dc.contributor.authorDanquah, M.
dc.identifier.citationChiong, T. and Lau, J. and Khor, E. and Danquah, M. 2016. Enzymatic approach to phenol removal from wastewater using peroxidases. OA Biotechnology. 10 (3): pp.1-6.

Introduction: Phenol and its derivatives are present in various industrial effluents and possess a high level of toxicity even at minute concentrations. This could cause serious ecological problems if phenol-containing effluents are discharged untreated or partially treated into water bodies or land sites. Method: Conventional wastewater phenol removal methods, which include biological treatment, adsorption and chemical oxidation such as ozonation and Fenton reaction, have significant challenges especially for large-scale applications. These methods are either time-consuming, require high energy consumption, non-specific or environmental unfriendly as they result in high greenhouse gas emissions or toxic by-products. Enzymatic treatment is appreciated as an alternative wastewater phenol removal approach. Discussion: The advantages of enzymatic treatment include highly selective, operate under mild conditions and shorter reaction times. Several techniques to further enhance the performance of enzymatic treatment have been introduced. Conclusion: This article discusses peroxidase based enzymatic treatment as an effective approach for continuous phenol removal from wastewater. It also presents in-depth analysis of various conventional approaches in juxtaposition with peroxidase based methods for effective phenol removal from wastewater.

dc.publisherOA Publishing London
dc.titleEnzymatic approach to phenol removal from wastewater using peroxidases
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleOA Biotechnology
curtin.departmentCurtin Sarawak
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