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Uses of Enzymes
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In Biological Detergents
O They're mainly protein- digesting enzymes,
O Because the enzymes break down animal
and plant matter they're ideal for removing
stains like food or blood.
O They are also more effective at lower
temperatures than any other detergent
(around 30 degrees Celsius).…read more

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To change foods
O The proteins in some baby foods are `pre-
digested' using protein digesting enzymes
(proteases) this means that they're easier for
babies to digest.
O Carbohydrate- digesting enzymes
(carbohydrases) can be used to turn starch syrup
into sugar syrup.
O Glucose syrup can be turned into fructose syrup
using an isomerase enzyme. Fructose is sweeter,
so you can use less of it, this is good for slimming
foods and drinks.…read more

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In Industry
Enzymes speed up reactions without the need
for high temperatures and pressures. Here are
some advantages and disadvantages...…read more

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Advantages Disadvantages
They're specific so they only Some people have allergies to
catalyse the reaction you want the enzymes.
them to.
Lower temperatures and Enzymes are at risk of being de-
pressures means lower costs. natured if the temperature gets
too high.
Enzymes work for a long period They can be expensive.
of time.
They are biodegradable. So Contamination of the enzyme
they cause less environmental with other substances can affect
pollution. the reactions.…read more

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Good luck in your
exams…read more


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