Enzymes are currently used in various industries, most commonly in food, detergents, and pharmaceuticals production. Lipases are hydrolytic enzymes that demonstrate great potential as an alternative to conventional catalysts in a number of industrial applications. A complete understanding of enzymes, and their proteins structure and environmental behavior, can greatly aid in the further development of industrial applications. Supercritical Fluids Technology in Lipase Catalized Processes provides basic information about enzymes, their sources, reaction kinetics, and main industrial applications. The book focuses in lipases. their main sources, structure, and features, with an emphasis on their specificity and interfacial activity, and presents proven techniques for isolating, extracting, and purifying.
Comprised of six compact chapters, this comprehensive guide introduces:
Supercritical Fluids Technology in Lipase Catalized Processesoutlines the main industrial applications of common enzymes and discusses relevant challenges and innovations emerging in the field.
"Overall, the book presents a relatively new and focused topic on supercritical fluid technology in enzymatic reaction system[s]. The writing style of the book has a good flow of information and [is] easy to understand."
—Dr. Mutasim Nour, Associate Professor (BSc, MSc, PhD), Director of MSc Energy and Renewable Energy Program, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Dubai Campus
"… well-written … covers all aspects related to the use of enzyme to catalyze biodiesel reaction and other important reactions."
—Dr. Mohammed Farid, Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering, the University of Auckland, New Zealand
"… a good combination between theory and application in real engineering… touching the key points in the field."
—Marwan Al-Rubaye, Executive Mat Service Ltd., Canada
Catalysts and Enzymes
Sources of Enzymes
Classification of Enzymes
Industrial Applications of Enzymes
Lipases, Esterases, and Phospholipases
Sources of Lipases
Lipase Structure and Interfacial Activation
Specificity as an Attractive Feature of Lipase
Lipases Production, Isolation, and Purification
Industrial Applications of Lipase
Improvements of Lipase Properties
Methods of Immobilization
Lipase Physiochemical Properties Improvement
Immobilized Lipase Reactors
Kinetics of Soluble and Immobilized Enzymes
Determination of Kinetic Parameters
Factors Affecting Reaction Rates
Kinetics of Immobilized Enzymes
Immobilized Enzyme Bioreactor Design and Scale-Up
Lipase-Catalyzed Reactions in Nonaqueous Media
IL–SC-CO2 Biphasic Systems
Lipase-Catalyzed Production of Biodiesel Using Supercritical Technology
Biodiesel Production Technologies
Lipase-Catalyzed Transesterification: Technical Challenges
Lipase-Catalyzed Reactions with Supercritical Fluids
High-Pressure Reaction Systems