Enzyme Technology

III. Rotenburg Fermentation Symposium 1982, Schloßhotel ≫Wilhelmshöhe≪ Kassel, 22nd–24th September 1982

  • Robert MacIntyre Lafferty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Opening Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. M. Lafferty
      Pages 3-6
    3. Alexander M. Klibanov
      Pages 23-34
  3. Enzyme Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Hans-Peter Hohn, Hermann Sahm
      Pages 55-68
    3. J. Schindler, R. Lehmann, H. Pfeiffer, R. Schmid
      Pages 69-77
  4. Cell Disintegration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Horst Schütte, Karl Heinz Kroner, Helmut Hustedt, Maria-Regina Kula
      Pages 115-124
  5. Enzyme Purification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Paul F. Schubert, R. K. Finn
      Pages 127-133
    3. Helmut Hustedt, Karl Heinz Kroner, Horst Schütte, Maria-Regina Kula
      Pages 135-145
  6. Soluble Enzymes: Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. William M. Fogarty, Catherine T. Kelly
      Pages 149-163
    3. Kaj Forss
      Pages 165-177
    4. Otto Andresen, Poul B. Poulsen
      Pages 179-188
    5. Kenji Soda, Nobuyoshi Esaki, Hidehiko Tanaka, Seiji Sawada
      Pages 189-191
  7. Immobilized Enzymes and Cells: Application

  8. Enzyme Reactors and Process Design

About these proceedings


The main subject of the "Ill. Rotenburger Fermentation Symposium" is enzyme technology. Enzyme technology could be simply defined as the scientific study of proteinaceous catalysts derived from living organisms and the application of the knowledge to solve specific problems. The scope of the application of enzyme technology ranges from medical to industrial uses and in the future even living organisms as a source of enzymes may be replaced by fully synthetic enzymes - "synzymes". Although enzyme technology still remains a particular field of biotechnology, the extremely rapid rate of expansion and the enormous increase in the diversifica­ tion of all aspects of enzyme technology during the immediate past has created a certain tendency to separate biotechnology and enzyme technology from each other. Certainly, those areas of biotechnology characterized by astounding advances are enzyme technology, bioreactor development and genetic manipula­ tion as related to biotechnological processes. However, a glance at many of the common problems of biotechnology and enzyme technology such as diffusion barriers, reactor design, mass transport, substrate or product inhibition pheno­ mena and the effect of physical-chemical parameters on process kinetics reveals that these two fields are inseparable with respect to research and application.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert MacIntyre Lafferty
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Biotechnologie, Mikrobiologie und AbfalltechnologieTechnische Universität GrazGrazÖsterreich

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-12479-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69148-5
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