WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF INDUSTRIAL ENZYMES?
The source of industrial enzymes is plant or animal tissues and microbes. In these days, however, the manufacture of enzymes by fermentation using microbes is mainly employed for the reason of efficiency and economy. Microbes employed for the manufacture of enzymes are highly safe micro-organisms that have been used for a long time in the manufacture of fermented foods such as beer, cheese, soy sauce, and yogurt. These microbes are bred by the use of traditional techniques or genetic recombination techniques.
HOW ARE INDUSTRIAL ENZYMES USED?
The field of use for industrial enzymes has now extended to almost all industries handling organic compounds. Enzymes are used variably, for example, as ingredients of detergents, reagents for analysis of drugs or blood components, food use or food additives, fiber processing use or pulp processing in the paper industry, and environmental purification use.