Advanced oxidation processes applied for color removal of textile effluent using a home-made peroxidase from rice bran

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Enzymes are becoming tools in industrial processes because of several advantages, including activity in mild environmental conditions, and high specificity. Peroxidase, for one, stably oxidizes several substrates. The present study aimed to develop advanced oxidation processes (AOP), using non-commercial rice bran peroxidase to remove color and toxicity of synthetic textile wastewater. Using a microwave and shaker system, we obtained 38.9% and 100% of effluent color removal after peroxidase treatment, respectively. In addition, the shaker system decants residual dye particles through filtration, providing the textile industry with an economical and environmentally viable alternative to effluent treatment. In toxicity tests results, both treatment systems damaged the used genetic material. This damage occurs because of industrial discharge of wastewater into water bodies; effluent dilution reduced this damage. The data suggest that peroxidase as a textile effluent treatment has potential uses in industrial processes, because rice bran peroxidase has demonstrated affinity with dyes.

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Klanovicz, N., Camargo, A.F., Stefanski, F.S. et al. Advanced oxidation processes applied for color removal of textile effluent using a home-made peroxidase from rice bran. Bioprocess Biosyst Eng 43, 261–272 (2020).

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