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Main Title Lignin Degradation and Lignin Peroxidase Production in Cultures of 'Phanerochaete chrysosporium' Immobilized on Porous Ceramic Supports.
Author Cornwell, K. L. ; Tinland-Butez, M. F. ; Tardone, P. J. ; Cabasso, I. ; Hammel, K. E. ;
CORP Author State Univ. of New York at Albany. Coll. of Environmental Science and Forestry.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-813530; EPA/600/J-93/193;
Stock Number PB93-199529
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Biodeterioration ; Lignin ; Ceramics ; Aromatic compounds ; Fungi ; Biochemistry ; Microorganisms ; Catalysts ; Immobilized enzymes ; Porous materials ; Isotopic labeling ; Industrial waste treatment ; Reprints ; Phanerochaete chrysosporium
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NTIS  PB93-199529 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/23/1993
Collation 7p
The ligninolytic fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium has been proposed as a biocatalyst for the degradation of aromatic pollutants in wastewaters. Application of the organism for this purpose will benefit from improved methods for immobilization in culture. In the investigation, P. chrysosporium was grown in rotary-shaken immobilized culture on 1.3-cm diameter porous alumina spheres. These cultures degraded a synthetic (14)C-labeled guaiacyllignin at the same rate that conventional nonimmobilized cultures did, and produced ligninolytic peroxidases at levels comparable to those previously reported for nonimmobilized agitated cultures. Immobilization of the fungus greatly facilitated periodic replacement of the extracellular medium, and the porous supports were reusable after removal of the spent mycelium. (Copyright (c) 1990 Butterworth-Heinemann.)