Comparison of alkaline scouring of cotton vs. alkaline pectinase preparation

Anis P., Eren H. A.

AATCC REVIEW, vol.2, no.12, pp.22-26, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Name: AATCC REVIEW
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-26
  • Keywords: cellulase, cotton, enzymatic hydrolysis, pectinase, scouring
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Enzymatic scouring of cotton is developing into a commercially viable technology. Today's scouring process ischemically based and highly alkaline. Due to the unspecific nature of chemical processes, not only the impurities but also the cellulose are attacked, leading to damage in strength properties. Furthermore, current processes cause environmental problems due to high COD, BOD, and salt content in the effluents.