Enzymes play a vital role in the enzymatic hydrolysis of waste for its conversion to useful value-added products. Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Waste for Development of Value-added Products focusses on the role of key enzymes such as cellulase, hemicellulases, amylases, and auxiliary enzymes (LMPOs), used in the hydrolysis step of the biorefinery setup. Further, it discusses the role of enzymes in the generation of reducing sugars and value-added compounds, with major emphasis on recent advances in the field. The mechanism, importance, type, evolution, and role of enzymes in hydrolysis constitute the crux of this volume, which is illustrated with examples and pertinent case studies.
• Explores the role of hydrolyzing enzymes in the breakdown and transformation of biomass hydrolysis.
• Discusses the potential of auxiliary enzymes (LPMOs) for enhancing hydrolysis potential.
• Covers recent developments in the field of enzymatic-assisted hydrolysis of waste for conversion of waste to value-added products.
• Deliberates all possible products that can be generated from enzymatic hydrolysis of waste and their potential utilization.
• Elucidates the limitations and advantages of enzyme-based hydrolysis and possible strategies for moving from the laboratory to large scale industries.
This book is aimed at graduate students, researchers and related industry professionals in biochemical engineering, environmental science, wastewater treatment, biotechnology, applied microbiology, biomass-based biorefinery, biochemistry, green chemistry, sustainable development, waste treatment, enzymology, microbial biotechnology, and waste valorization.