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Acrylamide toxicity and its biodegradation


Abd Gafar, Aa'ishah and Khayat, Mohd Ezuan and Abdul Rahim, Mohd Badrin Hanizam and Abd. Shukor, Mohd. Yunus (2017) Acrylamide toxicity and its biodegradation. Bioremediation Science and Technology Research, 5 (2). pp. 8-12. ISSN 2289-5892


Acrylamide is a synthetic monomer that has been classified as toxic and carcinogenic apart from its diverse application in the industry. Its application is in the formation of polyacrylamide. Polyacrylamide usage is diverse and is found as herbicide formulation, as soil treatment agent and in water treatment plants. Deaths and sickness due to the accidental exposure to acrylamide has been reported while chronic toxicity is also a source of problem. This review highlight on the toxic effect of acrylamide to various organism like human, animal and plant. This review also discusses on the potential use of biological technologies to remediate acrylamide pollution in the environment and the degradation pathways these microorganisms utilize to assimilate acrylamide as a nitrogen, carbon or both as carbon and nitrogen sources.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Hibiscus Publisher
Keywords: Acrylamide; Pollution; Biodegradation; Metabolic pathway; Microorganism
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2018 00:44
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2018 00:44
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/64008
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