Enzymes in Industry

Enzymes in Industry

Enzymes in the industry spped up reactions without the need for high temperatures and pressures.


  • They are specific, they only catalyse the reaction you want them to
  • Lower temperatures and pressures reduces the amount of energy, less costs
  • Enzymes work for a long time
  • They are biodegradable so less environmental pollution


  • Some people can develop allergies to the enzymes
  • Can be denatured by a small increase in temperature
  • Susceptible to poisons and changes in pH
  • Must be tightly controlled
  • Can be epensive to produce
  • Contamination with other enzymes can affect the reaction
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