Enzymatic treatment of linen

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

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In this work, 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 the 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)363-368
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • Cellulase
  • Enzyme
  • Linen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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