Application of Enzymes in the Pulp and Paper Industry

  title={Application of Enzymes in the Pulp and Paper Industry},
  author={Pratima Bajpai},
  journal={Biotechnology Progress},
  • P. Bajpai
  • Published 1999
  • Engineering
  • Biotechnology Progress
The pulp and paper industry processes huge quantities of lignocellulosic biomass every year. The technology for pulp manufacture is highly diverse, and numerous opportunities exist for the application of microbial enzymes. Historically, enzymes have found some uses in the paper industry, but these have been mainly confined to areas such as modifications of raw starch. However, a wide range of applications in the pulp and paper industry have now been identified. The use of enzymes in the pulp… 

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