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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
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers
  • Shufan Yang, University of Wollongong
  • Faisal I Hai, University of Wollongong
  • Long D Nghiem, University of Wollongong
  • William E Price, University of Wollongong
  • Felicity Roddick, Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology
  • Maria T Moreira, University Of Santiago De Compostela
  • Saleh F Magram, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
RIS ID
79662
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Publication Details

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.

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.

Citation Information
Shufan Yang, Faisal I Hai, Long D Nghiem, William E Price, et al.. "Understanding the factors controlling the removal of trace organic contaminants by white-rot fungi and their lignin modifying enzymes: A critical review" (2013)
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