Enzymes in textile industry: a review

Mojsov, Kiro (2014) Enzymes in textile industry: a review. International Journal of Management, IT and Engineering (IJMIE), 4 (12). pp. 34-44. ISSN 2249-0558

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Abstract

Textile processing is a growing industry that traditionally has used a lot of water, energy and harsh chemicals. Due to the ever-growing costs for water and energy worldwide investigations are carried out to substitute conventional chemical textile processes by environment-friendly and economically attractive bioprocesses using enzymes. The enzymes used in the textile field are amylases, catalase, and laccase which are used to removing the starch, degrading excess hydrogen peroxide, bleaching textiles and degrading lignin. The application of cellulases for denim finishing and laccases for decolourization of textile effluents and textile bleaching are the most recent commercial advances. The use of enzyme technology is attractive because enzymes are highly specific and efficient, and work under mild conditions. Furthermore, the use of enzymes results in reduced process times, energy and water savings, improved product quality and potential process integration.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Industrial Biotechnology
Divisions: Faculty of Technology
Depositing User: Kiro Mojsov
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 12:16
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2014 12:16
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/11549

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