Offers an integrated overview of enzyme use in household detergents, from product development and manufacturing to safety and health-related issues. The text details the major types of enzymes, structure-function relationships, life cycle analyses, protein-engineering techniques, cleaning mechanisms, and past, present and future applications.
Enzymes in detergency, past to present: historical overview; detergent enzymes' market; enzymes - their applications and biochemical characterization. Enzymes in HDDs. Proteases: application of proteases in detergents; development of new proteases for detergents. Lipases: application of lipases in detergents; development of new lipases. Cellulases: application of cellulases that contribute to colour revival and softening in detergents; developments of new cellulases. Amylases: application of amylases in detergents; development of new amylases. Enzymes in automatic-dishwashing detergents: application of enzyme in automatic-dishwashing detergents. Manufacturing and safety aspects of detergents enzymes: manufacturing and downstream processing of detergent enzymes; formulation of detergent enzymes; worker safety - how to establish site enzyme capability; life cycle assessment of proteases used in detergents. Future developments: outlook and expectations.