Laccase-membrane reactors for decolorization of an acid azo dye in aqueous phase: process optimization.

@article{Katuri2009LaccasemembraneRF,
  title={Laccase-membrane reactors for decolorization of an acid azo dye in aqueous phase: process optimization.},
  author={Krishna P. Katuri and S Venkata Venkata Mohan and Sundergopal Sridhar and Bikas Ranjan Pati and Ponnupalli Nageshwara Sarma},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 15},
  pages={3647-58}
}
In the present investigation, performance of various laccase-membrane reactor configurations including direct enzyme contact, enzyme impregnated, immobilized enzyme and a reactor system based on laccase immobilization in chitosan membranes for decolorization of azo dye (acid black 10 BX) were examined using laccase enzyme purified from white rot fungi Pleurotus ostreatus 1804. A five-step laccase purification procedure was employed, which improved the enzymatic activity by 8.27 folds. Laccase… CONTINUE READING