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Industrial Uses

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Enzymes:Industrial Uses by Alex Higgs 12 SC Welcome to Enzymes essay,here I will go through various uses of enzymes and descriptions. Enzymes are one of the important parts of biological processes.Most reactions can use enzymes as a biological catalyst and therefore speeding the reaction and making the whole process a breeze.There are many uses of Enzymes ,but in this essay I will pay most attention to industrial uses.Before I go any further,I d like to briefly describe key points of enzymes... Enzymes are... * Very large, complex protein molecules consisting of intertwined chains of amino acids * Formed within the cells of all living creatures, plants, fungi, bacteria, and microscopic single cell organisms * Highly biodegradable and pose no threat to the environment * Catalysts at work all around us in nature, our bodies, and in industry * Inanimate chemical compounds, though they are found in all living cells * Categorized according to the compounds they act upon. ...read more.

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Granulated proteases, amylases, and lipases break down starch and fatty stains. Cellulases are included for the depilling, color brightening, and softening of cotton garments being washed. * Fats & Oils... modification of lecithins and syntheses of specialty fats and oils * Leather... soaking of hides and skins, unhairing, bating, and defatting. * Personal Care... biotechnology ingredients for personal care products. * Protein... improvement of nutritional and functional properties of animal and vegetable proteins. Development of flavor bases based on proteins. * Pulp & Paper... control of pitch problems. Reduction of chlorine consumption in pulp, bleaching, viscosity control in starch-based coatings, de-inking for recycling programs. * Starch... production of dextrose, fructose, and special syrups for the baking,confectionery, and soft drink industries Theres a very popular reference to the book called 'Industrial Enzymes and their applications' by a german research scientist Helmut Uhlig.I have taken a sneek peak into this book,and found many useful information particularly about Industrial Enzymes and their uses.Many interesting facts of enzymes are fascinating,I decided to give a sneek preview of this book contains: Types of ...read more.

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Such biocatalysts should have improved properties with regard to stability, product yields, substrate specificity and suitability to be employed in non-conventional solvent systems. There are many more valuable uses of enzymes,and that makes this biocatalyst particularly attractive to mass production industry,some people are complaining against enzymes being present in their detergents,washing powders,and therefore a new name non-bio came out,which avoids enzymes,which I look at as an absolute waste of time (my personal opinion). Heres another fermentation machine that does the following : Biochemicals: Amino acids Citric acid Enzymes Vitamins Transformations of steriods Industrial chemicals Foodstuffs: Baking Dairy products Condiments This machine is obviosly for sale from american company,and I dont want to look at the prices there,cuz this machine can do so many products,so of course its vital to have one of em for big companys ,generally for food companies. To sum the whole thing up,enzymes are unique substances,which are very useful as a biological catalyst,and they are harmless to nature ,as they are highly biodegradable.Enzymes have numerous uses ,including industry mass productions,there are many machines that have been developed that can do countless processes with enzymes,and make technology as it should be,a 100% useful... ...read more.

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