Revista Digital Universitaria
Revista Digital Universitaria ISSN: 1607 - 6079 | Publicación mensual | 1 de diciembre de 2014 vol.15, No.12


Enzymes applied in industrial processes

María Elena Rodríguez Alegría, Edmundo Castillo Rosales

The enzymes are high-selective and high-efficient catalysts. As a consequence, their use of enzymes at industrial scale has been fully established and an important progression of applications is expected in the next years. Some general aspects of the use of enzymes in industrial processes are here presented. The most important features contributing to the presence of biocatalyst in industrial sectors, such as food and beverages or fine chemistry, are actually being discussed. In addition, the global market of enzymes is presented as well as the most relevant industrial sector where enzymes have been positioned. Finally, some successful industrial applications are presented and also the perspectives of application of biocatalyst.

Keywords: immobilized enzymes, selectivity, sustainable processes, white biotechnology, biotransformations