Use of Enzymes in Mechanical Pulping

  • Pratima Bajpai


Mechanical pulping process is an energy-intensive process. Enzyme treatment of wood and pulp is an attractive alternative to reduce energy demand in the refining process and to introduce novel functional properties of fibers. This chapter discusses the use of enzymes in mechanical pulping process.


Mechanical pulp Thermomechanical pulping Refining Energy consumption Cellulase Xylanase Oxidative extracellular enzymes Lignin peroxidase (LiP) Manganese-dependent peroxidase Laccase Hydrogen peroxidase Ligninolytic fungi 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pulp and Paper ConsultantKanpurIndia

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