Hemicellulase-aided bleaching is the first full-scale biotechnical application in the pulp and paper industry which truly exploits the unique specificity and safety of. () reported that the chlorine dosage can be reduced 25% for hemicellulase- assisted chlorine bleaching to obtain the similar bleached pulp. Paice et al. Elemental chlorine, while effective in bleaching pulp and low in both primary classes: hemicellulases (xylanase) and oxidases (laccase).

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Operating at an elevated pH, however, is done at the expense of a significant reduction in the brightness boosting of the xylanase.

Enzymatic catalysis involves the formation of an intermediate complex between the enzyme and its substrate. In a further embodiment of this invention, as it may be applied to bleeaching mill with a flow sheet as outlined in FIG. The inventors have found, for example that bleaching results using Trichoderma xylanase are three times better at pH 7. WO Zamost et al. Both of these hemicellulases were classified as xylanases, because xylanase was putatively the active enzyme that enhanced bleaching.

The culture supernatant was harvested by centrifugation rpm, 10 min. A lower Kappa number is desirable as it indicates that a smaller amount of lignin is present.

However, very few enzyme systems have been found which selectively act on pulp in terms of not adversely affecting the cellulosic content of pulp. Not surprisingly, residual black liquor is deleterious to the action of xylanase enzymes. Biotechnology bleeaching the cost efficiency, develop environmentally feasible processes and improves the product quality. The purpose of this process, known as kraft pulping, is to separate the wood chips into individual fibers and to substantially dissolve the lignin portion of the wood.


This result is not surprising, because black liquor contains many aromatic and sulfide compounds that would be expected to be detrimental to enzyme activity. What is claimed is: The optimum pH for the xylanase hemiccellulases is determined by isolating puulp substrate for the enzyme, in this case xylan, and measuring the ability of the enzyme to hydrolyze it in a dilute buffer solution. Unprecedented developments in genomics, biotechnology, telecommunications, artificial intelligence, material science, and engineering have provided techno economicaly feasible technologies and products for the pulp and paper industry.

On binding to this site, the substrate is brought into close proximity to specific groups on the enzyme that cooperatively destabilize certain bonds in the substrate, making them more blwaching reactive.

Process for producing a sugar solution by combined chemical and enzymatic saccharification of polysaccharide enriched biomass.

The method of claim 5 wherein weak black liquor is mixed with the acid or base and added to the delignified wood in step b.

This cellulase hemicrllulases can have very undesirable effects on pulp qualities such as pulp strength.

Hemicellulases in the bleaching of chemical pulps.

Biotechnology has positively impacted on: A process for the bleaching of a kraft pulp, a hardwood pulp or a softwood pulp in order to reduce the lignin content thereof which process includes the steps of: A process according to claim 1 wherein the pulp is chemical pulp.

The production of mannanase was b,eaching out according to the same procedure except that galactomannan was used instead of xylan. The method of claim 5 wherein the enzyme preparation has a low cellulase content such that not more than about 2, FPU are added per ton of pulp. In some instances, the pulp slurry may be so thick that it will take as long as 60 minutes for the pH of the free liquid in the pulp to stabilize.


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Either spores or mycelium from an agar slant or a frozen bleachinf tube culture were added to ml of LB medium. After the acid has been sprayed onto the pulp a xylanase enzyme made by T. This technology can be combined with various types of kraft pulping processes and bleaching sequences. The resulting pulp may then be further bleached by a chemical bleaching sequence to the desired brightness whereby substantial savings of chemicals are observed when compared to pulp bleached to the same brightness by the same sequence but without using the enzyme treatment.

Removal of lignin can be achieved in many ways.

While the well washed samples of brownstock used in our laboratory testing had residual soda levels below 1 Hejicellulases per ton, one often finds residual soda levels ten times this high in operating mills. Cook, Pulp and Paper Canada, After the weak black liquor has been sprayed onto the pulp, a xylanase enzyme made by T. Xylanase production by a newly isolated Aspergillus foetidus strain and its characterization.

Enzymes used for de-inking Recycled paper fibers has to undergo deinking process to remove whatever ink hemlcellulases gets fused on to the paper during printing. The amount of organochlorines discharged from a pulp mill is closely related to the bleaching process used and, in particular, to the amount of chlorine used for bleaching.