Impacts of Potassium Ferrate(VI) on the Growth, Protein, and Enzyme of the Microcystis aeruginosa

  • Shuyu LiuEmail author


As potassium ferrate(VI) is an important kind of water treatment agent which has a high efficiency in algal removal, its effects on the cell substance are rarely discussed. The changing of the protein and enzyme was analyzed here to deeply understand the oxidation of Fe on the protein in the algae. The result of the research showed the inactivation on growth and the biochemical process of the algal cell were all inhibited by Fe, including the function of the photosynthesis system. During the process, SOD (superoxide dismutase), CAT (catalase), POD (peroxidase), and GST (glutathione S-transferase) played cooperative roles to prevent the injury on the cells from destructive oxidation stress. The lipid peroxidation strengthened the defense system. The damage was intensified with the increase of ferrate concentration.


Potassium ferrate(VI) Algae growth Protein Physiology Enzyme 


Funding Information

This work was supported by Open Project of State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology (ES201910).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Environment and Chemical EngineeringShanghai UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and EnvironmentHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinPeople’s Republic of China

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