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Heterogeneous Biocatalysis in the Degradation of β-Glucan Polymers

  • P. Linko
  • Yu-Yen Linko

Abstract

The abundance of cellulose containing waste materials has given rise to intensive research on enzymatic breakdown of β-glucans (1). The high viscosity due to some cereal polysaccharides and certain other biopolymers frequently causes, even at relatively low concentrations, severe problems during brewing and processing of certain food industry wastes. Soluble ß-glucanase active preparations have recently become available to decrease wort viscosity and to improve filtrability, in particular when unmalted grain is used (2,3). An immobilized biocatalyst would be of advantage in providing means for economic continuous processing. Few reports on the immobilization of ß-glucanases have been published (4-9). We have investigated a number of methods for the immobilization of Trichoderma reesei cellulase and commercial 3-glucanase preparations.

Keywords

Trichoderma Reesei Active Preparation Wheat Starch Immobilize Biocatalyst Enzymatic Breakdown 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Linko
    • 1
  • Yu-Yen Linko
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryHelsinki University of TechnologyEspoo 15Finland

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