A study of enzymatic treatment on the properties of linen

Chi Wai Kan, C. W.M. Yuen, S. Q. Jiang

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In this paper, the effect of cellulase treatment was evaluated by means of phenol-sulphuric acid method. This method was performed by determining sugar liberation in the treatment bath with the amount expressed in glucose equivalence. As compared with conventional method, the measurement of amount of sugar liberated gave a more reliable and accurate result than the weight loss method. It was found that although weight loss of cellulose became negligible when the treatment was done under agitation-free condition, the amount of sugar liberated was still readily measurable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalTaiwan Textile Research Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007


  • Cellulase
  • Enzyme
  • Fibre
  • Linen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • General Environmental Science
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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