Our news editors obtained a quote from the research, "The entrapment of lipase in PVA/Chitosan film resulted in increasing of 69.4% tensile strength (TS), and 52.4% of elongation. SEM images showed the formation of a continuous film, without pores or cracks. The lipase entrapment efficiency was estimated in 92% and the films were repeatedly used for 25 hydrolytic cycles, maintaining 62% of initial activity. The PVA/Chitosan/Lipase film was used for olive oil hydrolysis of high performance."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These results indicate that PVA/Chitosan/Lipase is a promising material for biotechnology applications such as triacylglycerol hydrolysis and biodiesel production."
For more information on this research see: Lipase entrapment in PVA/Chitosan biodegradable film for reactor coatings. Materials Science & Engineering C, Materials for Biological Applications, 2013;33(3):1696-701 (see also Enzymes and Coenzymes).
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