CHEMOSPHERE, cilt.182, ss.122-128, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Effective dye decolorization in wastewater still shows a big challenge. Although the biological methods, especially using enzymes, offer alternative and effective process for dye degradation and overcome the limitations of chemical and physical methods such as the instability, lack of reusability and high cost of free enzymes strictly, which limit their use in many scientific and technical applications. Enzymes rapidly lose their activities in aqueous solutions and against environmental changes due to their very susceptibility and unfavorable conformations. Herein, we report preparation of the enzyme-inorganic hybrid nanostructures with flower-like shape consisting of Turkish black radish peroxidase and Cu2+ metal ions using an encouraging enzyme immobilization approach. The peroxidase-Cu2+ hybrid nanoflowers (NFs) exhibited enhanced stability and activity towards various pH values and provided excellent dye decolorization efficiency for Victoria blue (VB) dye with more than 90% within 1 h. The NFs were also repeatedly used in efficient and caused 77% VB decolorization efficiency even at tenth cycles. However, to the best of our knowledge, for the first time, we prepared peroxidase enzyme isolated from Turkish black radish incorporated NFs and used them for dye decolorization. We believe that the NFs can be promising materials for dye decolorization in real wastewater treatment. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.