Elimination and detoxification of triclosan by manganese peroxidase from white rot fungus.
Access this Article
Search this Article
The antimicrobial and preservative agent triclosan (TCS) is an emerging and persistent pollutant with a ubiquitous presence in the aquatic environment. Thus, TCS was treated with manganese peroxidase (MnP), laccase and the laccase-mediator system with 1-hydroxybenzotriazole. MnP was most effective in eliminating TCS among the three enzymatic treatments, with TCS concentration being reduced by about 94% after 30 min following treatment with 0.5 nkat mL(-1) MnP and being almost completely eliminated after 60 min. Furthermore, MnP (0.5 nkat mL(-1)) caused the complete loss of bacterial growth inhibition by TCS after 30 min and reduced the algal growth inhibition of TCS by 75% and 90% after 30 and 60 min, respectively. These results strongly suggest that MnP is effective in removing the ecotoxicity of TCS.
- Journal of Hazardous Materials
Journal of Hazardous Materials 180(1-3), 764-767, 2010-08-15