A novel glass support for the immobilization and UV-activation of horseradish peroxidase for treatment of halogenated phenols

Roddick, F and Porter, N 2011, 'A novel glass support for the immobilization and UV-activation of horseradish peroxidase for treatment of halogenated phenols', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 172, no. 23, pp. 792-798.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title A novel glass support for the immobilization and UV-activation of horseradish peroxidase for treatment of halogenated phenols
Author(s) Roddick, F
Porter, N
Year 2011
Journal name Chemical Engineering Journal
Volume number 172
Issue number 23
Start page 792
End page 798
Total pages 7
Publisher Elsevier BV
Abstract A novel glass-based support incorporating titanium dioxide (Tglass) was synthesized, characterized, and used to immobilize horseradish peroxidase (HRP) for the treatment of aqueous halogenated phenolic waste. HRP is known to rapidly polymerize phenols in the presence of hydrogen peroxide with high selectivity. However, as the reaction continues, the polymers formed eventually block the active sites of the enzyme. The inclusion of titanium dioxide in the support was designed so that under UV irradiation the increased hydrophilicity and photocatalytic activity of its surface would cause repulsion of the hydrophobic polymeric enzyme products from the active site, and cleave the adsorbed product from the immobilized enzyme, thus assisting in partial restoration of the enzyme activity. HRP-Tglass was used to treat 4-bromophenol (4-BP) with and without UVB irradiation, and the ability of the Tglass to protect the enzyme against deactivation was tested. Furthermore, it was demonstrated that hydrogen peroxide was produced when HRP-Tglass was exposed to UVB irradiation, sufficient to supply the HRP reaction. When HRP-Tglass was utilized under UVB irradiation (without added H2O2) it worked continuously and maintained 98% 4-BP (0.1 mM) transformation over 16 h with only 18% loss of activity.
Subject Wastewater Treatment Processes
Keyword(s) 4-Bromophenol
Horseradish peroxidase
Immobilized enzyme
Photocatalytic oxidation
Porous glass
Titanium dioxide
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