Using enzyme immobilization to boost industrial biocatalysis
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Biocatalysis is a great way to innovate, improve process efficiency, save costs and develop novel processes that are environmentally friendly.
An immobilized enzyme is more than a biocatalyst, and in many instances offers significant advantages over native enzymes. Although native enzymes can only be used one time (making their use costly), an immobilized enzyme is a robust catalytic agent, with diverse advantages and applications.
Immobilized enzymes can be:
- and Regenerated
They can be used:
- in water
- with organic solvents
- in biphasic systems
- at high temperatures
- in different reactor configurations
An immobilized enzyme is made up of 90% carrier and 10% enzyme—with the carrier playing a ...