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Biodepollution of wastewater containing phenolic compounds from leather industry by plant peroxidases
Biodegradation (2011)
  • Mamounata DIAO
  • Nafissetou OUEDRAOGO
  • Lamine Baba-Moussa
  • Paul W. SAVADOGO
  • Georges N'Guessan AMANI
  • Mamoudou H. DICKO, Prof.

This study deals with the use of peroxidases (POXs) from Allium sativum, Ipomoea batatas, Raphanus sativus and Sorghum bicolor to catalyze the degradation of free phenolic compounds as well as phenolic compounds contained in wastewater from leather industry. Secretory plant POXs were able to catalyze the oxidation of gallic acid, ferulic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, pyrogallol and 1,4-tyrosol prepared in ethanol 2% (v:v). Efficiency of peroxidase catalysis depends strongly on the chemical nature of phenolic substrates and on the botanical source of the enzymes. It appeared that POX from Raphanus sativus had the highest efficiency. Results show that POXs can also remove phenolic compounds present in industrial wastewater such as leather industry. Removal of phenolic compounds in wastewater from leather industry by POX was significantly enhanced by polyethylene glycol.

  • Peroxidase,
  • Leather,
  • Wastewater,
  • Biodepollution,
  • Phenolic compound
Publication Date
Winter February, 2011
Publisher Statement
Copyright: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
Citation Information
Mamounata DIAO, Nafissetou OUEDRAOGO, Lamine Baba-Moussa, Paul W. SAVADOGO, et al.. "Biodepollution of wastewater containing phenolic compounds from leather industry by plant peroxidases" Biodegradation Vol. 22 Iss. 1 (2011)
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