CHARACTERISTIC PROPERTIES OF ADSORBED CATALASE ONTO ACTIVATED CARBON BASED ADIYAMAN LIGNITE


DEPCI T., ALKAN S., Kul A. R. , ÖNAL Y., Alacabey I. , Dişli E.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.20, ss.2371-2378, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2371-2378

Özet

Catalase is one of the most common and important enzymes in biological systems. However, its purification process has some difficulties and it can be easily decomposed in aqueous or nonaqueous solutions. Therefore, a catalase should be adsorbed on solid materials to reduce its inactivation and to increase its economic value. Activated carbon which was obtained from Turkish low-rank coal (Golbasi-Adiyaman) by chemical activation was used as a solid carrier to adsorb catalase for the first time in this research. The pore structure of the activated carbon was determined by A Tri Star 3000 (Micromeritics, USA) surface analyzer and scanning electron microscope. In order to determine adsorption properties of catalase, ionic strength effect, temperature-activity, pH-activity, storage stability and operational stability of the activated carbon were investigated. The kinetic and thermodynamic mechanisms of adsorbed enzyme were also studied. The experimental results pointed out that the obtained activated carbon is a viable candidate for an alternative solid carrier for catalase and it may be a promising material for various biotechnological applications.