Industrial enzymes in textile processing and the healty environment: A review

Mojsov, Kiro (2014) Industrial enzymes in textile processing and the healty environment: A review. Tekstilna industrija, 61 (1). pp. 12-16. ISSN 0040-2389

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Textile processing is a growing industry that traditionally has used a lot of water,
energy and harsh chemicals. They are also not easily biodegradable. Textile industries are third
largest polluters in the world. Biotechnology in textiles is one of the revolutionary ways to advance
the textile field. Industrial enzymes offers the potential for new industrial processes that require less
energy and are based on renewable raw materials, as well as the application of green technologies
with low energy consumption and environmentally healthy practices. The use of enzymes in textile
industry is one of the most rapidly growing field in industrial enzymology. Textile processing has
benefited greatly on both environmental and product quality aspects through the use of enzymes. The
best known enzymes used in the textile field are amylases, catalases and laccases which are used to
removing the starch, degradation excess hydrogen peroxide, bleaching textiles and degradation
lignin.The application of cellulases for denim finishing and laccases for decolourization of textile
effluents and textile bleaching are the most recent commercial achievements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: industrial enzymes, textile processing, eco-friendly characteristics, healthy environment.
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Industrial Biotechnology
Divisions: Faculty of Technology
Depositing User: Kiro Mojsov
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2015 08:59
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2015 08:59

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