Calcium alginate gel as encapsulation matrix for coimmobilized enzyme systems
Encapsulation within calcium alginate gel capsules was used to produce acoimmobilized enzyme system. Glucose oxidase (GOD) and catalase (CAT) were chosen as model enzymes. The same values of V max and K mapp for the GOD encapsulated system and for the GOD-CAT coencapsulated system were calculated. When gel beads and capsules were compared, the same catalyst deactivation sequence for the two enzymes was observed. However, when capsules were employed as immobilization support, GOD efficiencies were higher than for the gel beads. These results were explained in terms of the structure of the capsules.
Index EntriesCalcium alginate gel capsules gel beads coimmobilization glucose oxidase catalase
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