Using Industrial Enzymes
Enzymes are easy to introduce into an industrial manufacturing setting such as pulp and paper processing. In many ways, they are the ideal raw material. They accelerate the desired chemical reactions efficiently and effectively within relatively narrow ranges of temperature and pH.
Their application is straightforward, leveraging parts of the mill where a reasonable retention time with the stock is possible. Product applications occur with simple pumps. Enzymes break down quickly once removed from their required environment. In fact, even modest changes in pH and temperature can cause an enzyme to change its shape and permanently lose its activity. This process – called denaturing – changes an enzyme into inert proteins, joining the already large quantity of other proteins flowing through pulp and paper mill water systems.
What Do Enzymes Do For You?
Household washing and cleaning agents
Wash your clothes in cold water; make your teeth cleaner
Denim washing, silk polishing, leather goods softening
Stonewash your jeans; make cotton look and feel like silk; make your leather soft
Baking, brewing, fruit juice processing
Clarify your juice and beer; make bread better; turn corn starch into sugar syrup
Pulp & Paper
Starch conversion, pitch control, bleach-boosting, deinking, stickies control, slime control
Reduce production costs and increase quality
Industrial enzymes are easily handled and stored. They have been used for decades in industries such as baking, brewing, food processing, textiles, detergents, and animal feed production. EDT’s enzyme products are liquids, carrying the following HMIS/FPIS Ratings: Health=1, Flammability=1, Reactivity=0. They are among the safest materials in a mill. Prospective users can consult the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for their product and contact EDT to discuss any questions.
Enzymes Are Safe
We eat enzymes – contained in most liquid food items purchased in stores (cheese, yogurt, juices, wine, beer)
We wear enzymes (detergents)
We are filled with enzymes (billions in our bodies)
Every mill is filled with enzymes… at all times
Enzymes have been safely applied in the P&P industry for decades