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Industrial Enzymes and Their Applications

Industrial Enzymes and Their Applications

Helmut Uhlig (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-19660-0 April 1998 472 Pages


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A comprehensive, accessible, up-to-date catalog of enzymes andtheir uses in modern manufacturing.

Enzymes have long been used by industrial product makers as majorcatalysts to transform raw materials into end products. Nowavailable in English for the first time, Industrial Enzymes andTheir Applications is the only authoritative catalog of enzymeswith in-depth coverage of their varied uses, the classes in whichthey are grouped, and which chemical reagents they have replaced oncurrent mass production lines.

The first section surveys general enzyme characteristics anddiscusses their microbiological origin, including pH andtemperature dependence of the activity and stability of eachenzyme. The next section then examines the most importantindustrial enzymes in use today--includingcarbohydrate-hydrolyz-ing enzymes, proteases, estercleavage-fat-hydrolyzing enzymes, and immobilized enzymes. The lastsection is devoted to specific applications of technical enzymes insuch areas as food processing, beverage production, animalnutrition, leather, and textiles.

Industrial Enzymes and Their Applications offers instant access toa wealth of key enzyme data--an invaluable, wide-ranging resourcefor industrial chemists, biochemists, biochemical engineers, andstudents.
General Characteristics of Technical Enzymes.

Description of Enzymes.

Carrier-Bound Enzymes: Methods of Immobilization.

Application of Technical Enzyme Preparations.

Legal Considerations.

Economic Considerations for the Use of Technical Enzymes.

The Market for Technical Enzyme Preparations.