Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 623-627

Removing of phenol from waste waters by oxidation to melanin with mushroom polyphenoloxidase

Eliška Vedralováa, Zdeněk Pechanb and Jiří Duchoňa

a 2nd Institute of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of General Medicine, Charles Univeristy, 128 53 Prague 2
b Agrotechnika Zvolen, Research and Development Division, 611 37 Brno


Phenol can be removed from cokery effluents by oxidation to melanin on the action of mushroom polyphenoloxidase. Under optimum conditions - pH 8.8, temperature 30°C - 98% phenol can be removed in this manner within 48 h.