Title: Ultrasonic acceleration of enzymatic processing of cotton Authors
Submitted to: Proceedings Of The American Association Of Textile Chemists And Colorists
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: October 5, 2010
Publication Date: March 24, 2011
Citation: Condon, B.D., Easson, M.W., Yachmenev, V., Lambert, A.H., Delhom, C.D., Smith, J.N. 2011. Ultrasonic acceleration of enzymatic processing of cotton. Proceedings Of The American Association Of Textile Chemists And Colorists. 133-149. Technical Abstract: Enzymatic bio-processing of cotton generates significantly less hazardous wastewater effluents, which are readily biodegradable, but it also has several critical shortcomings that impede its acceptance by industries: expensive processing costs and slow reaction rates. It has been found that the introduction of a low energy, uniform ultrasound field into enzyme processing solutions greatly improved enzyme effectiveness by significantly increasing their reaction rate.