Industrial vs Food Enzymes: Applications and Future Prospects

  • Sukanchan Palit


The domain of food process technology and environmental engineering is facing one drastic challenge over another. Scientific ingenuity and deep scientific knowledge are reshaping and revamping the entire environmental engineering scenario. Stringent environmental regulations, environmental disasters and loss of environmental biodiversity are urging the scientific domain to gear forward towards newer innovations of science. In this well-researched treatise, the author delineates immense potential and application of industrial enzymes in environmental pollution control. The scientific challenge of this treatise is immense and far-reaching. Scientific judgement and deep scientific understanding of enzyme engineering, biotechnology and the interconnected areas of environmental engineering science are deliberated in minute details. The background of this chapter involves a detailed discussion of industrial enzymes, enzymatic processes, potential applications of enzymes and enzymatic treatment to improve water quality and a detailed discussion of aromatic and other organic pollutants. The immense success and the vast potential of industrial enzymes in environmental protection are delineated in details. Other discussions include the vexing issues of pesticide residues, cyanide wastes, heavy metals, solid wastes and surfactants removal with the help of enzymes. Enzymatic treatment for the manufacture of value-added substances such as food processing wastes is delineated with deep insight and scientific introspection. This chapter also gives a wide glimpse on the field of environmental sustainability, biotechnology and enzyme engineering. Human scientific determination, mankind’s vast vision and technological motivation will all lead a long way in this chapter towards the true challenge and scientific emancipation of environmental protection and sustainability.


Enzymes Remediation Food Bioengineering Groundwater Pollution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sukanchan Palit
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  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Petroleum and Energy StudiesDehradunIndia

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