Chapter 1 Roles for Microbial Enzymes in Pulp and Paper Processing

@inproceedings{Kirk2002Chapter1R,
  title={Chapter 1 Roles for Microbial Enzymes in Pulp and Paper Processing},
  author={Tamara K Kirk and Thomas W. Jeffries},
  year={2002}
}
Microbial enzymes are enabling new technologies for processing pulps and fibers. Xylanases reduce the amount of chemicals required for bleaching; cellulases smooth fibers, enhance drainage, and promote ink removal; lipases reduce pitch; lignin-degrading enzymes remove lignin from pulps. Several of these processes are commercial, and others are beginning to emerge. In the future, enzyme-based processes could lead to cleaner and more efficient pulp and paper processing. The papers in this book… CONTINUE READING

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