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Journal of hazardous materials

In vitro degradation of carbamazepine and diclofenac by crude lignin peroxidase.


PMID 19945218

Abstract

Carbamazepine and diclofenac were frequently detected in water bodies. In this study, crude lignin peroxidase, produced from a white rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium, was studied on its in vitro degradation of both drugs. The influencing parameters were studied, including pH, the hydrogen peroxide concentration, veratryl alcohol and the temperature. It was found that LiP completely degraded diclofenac at pH 3.0-4.5 and 3-24 ppm H(2)O(2) while the degradation efficiency of carbamazepine was mostly below 10%. The addition of veratryl alcohol and the increased temperature did not enhance the degradation of carbamazepine.