Enzymatic treatments for cotton

Mojsov, Kiro and Janevski, Aco and Andronikov, Darko and Jordeva, Sonja and Golomeova, Saska and Gaber, Stevan (2020) Enzymatic treatments for cotton. Tekstilna industrija, 68 (2). pp. 12-17. 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. Conventional chemical processes are generally severe and fibre
damage may occur. Enzymes are characterized by their ability to operate under mild conditions
and as a result processes can be carried out without further damaging the fibers. Enzymes are
also readily biodegradable and therefore potentially harmless and environmentally friendly.
Furthermore, the use of enzymes results in reduced process times, energy and water savings,
improved product quality. This work represents a review of current research and future directions
on the applications of enzymatic treatments for cotton. The enzymes used in the textile field are
amylases for desizing of cotton and cellulases for denim finishing and biopolishing. The
application of cellulases for denim finishing and laccases for decolourization of textile effluents
and textile bleaching are the most recent commercial advances.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: enzymes, cotton, application, eco-friendly characteristics.
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Industrial Biotechnology
Divisions: Faculty of Technology
Depositing User: Kiro Mojsov
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2020 16:14
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2020 16:14
URI: https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/24401

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