Immobilization of horseradish peroxidase onto Purolite® A109 and its anthraquinone dye biodegradation and detoxification potential.

Research paper by Nataša Ž NŽ Šekuljica, Jelena R JR Jovanović, Sonja M SM Jakovetić Tanasković, Nevena D ND Ognjanović, Ivana V IV Gazikalović, Zorica D ZD Knežević-Jugović, Dušan Ž DŽ Mijin

Indexed on: 16 Mar '20Published on: 15 Mar '20Published in: Biotechnology Progress


Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) is a highly specific enzyme with great potential for use in the decolorization of synthetic dyes. A comprehensive study of HRP immobilization using various techniques, such as adsorption and covalent immobilization on the novel carrier Purolite® A109 with a special focus on enzymatic decolorization and toxicity of artificially colored wastewater. The immobilized preparations with an activity of 156.21 ± 1.41 U g and 85.71 ± 1.62 U g after the HRP adsorption and covalent immobilization, respectively were obtained. Stability and reusability of the immobilized preparations were also evaluated. A noteworthy decolorization level (~90%) with immobilized HRP was achieved. Phytotoxicity testing using Mung bean seeds and acute toxicity assay with Artemia salina has confirmed the applicability of the obtained immobilized preparation in industrial wastewater plants for the treatment of colored wastewater. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. © 2020 American Institute of Chemical Engineers.