Strategies to Enhance Enzyme Activity for Industrial Processes in Managing Agro-Industrial Waste

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    Enzyme-based agro-waste processing for the production of valuables (biobased chemicals, materials, and energy) at a reasonable cost is an emergent area, representing a great promise for industrial application, however, marked with high operation costs. Immobilization of enzymes could overcome this processing limitation as it provides better enzyme stability, higher activity, easy recovery, reusability, and storage stability. Several research developments have improved the existing immobilization methods. Currently, nanostructured supports are used to improve the efficiency of immobilization. These nanosupports have high surface area, catalytic specificity, and binding capacity and have proved to be more efficient. A successful development of immobilized enzyme system can ensure economical bioprocessing of agri-biomass, thus benefitting rural economies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAgro-Industrial Wastes as Feedstock for Enzyme Production
    Subtitle of host publicationApply and Exploit the Emerging and Valuable Use Options of Waste Biomass
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128026120
    ISBN (Print)9780128023921
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2016


    • Agro-industrial
    • Biofuels
    • Biomass
    • Enzymes
    • Immobilization
    • Lignocellulose
    • Nanomaterials
    • Nanotechnology
    • Valuables
    • Waste


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