Application of enzymes in the textile industry: a review

Mojsov, Kiro (2011) Application of enzymes in the textile industry: a review. In: II International Congress "Engineering, Ecology and Materials in the Processing Industry", Proceedings, 2011, 09-11 March, pp.230-239, Jahorina, Bosnia and Hercegovina.

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The use of enzymes in textile industry is one of the most rapidly growing field in industrial enzymology. 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 use of enzymes in the textile chemical processing is rapidly gaining globally recognition because of their non-toxic and eco-friendly characteristics with the increasinly important requirements for textile manufactures to reduce pollution in textile production. The application of cellulases for denim finishing and lactases 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. The aim is to provide the textile technologist with an understanding of enzymes and their use with textile materials.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Enzymes, application, textile industries, eco-friendly characteristics.
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Industrial Biotechnology
Divisions: Faculty of Technology
Depositing User: Kiro Mojsov
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2012 07:35
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2012 08:24

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