Forest Products: Biotechnology in Pulp and Paper Processing

Liisa Viikari, Anna Suurnäkki, Stina Grönqvist, Laura Raaska, A. Ragauskas

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This article focuses on biotechnical methods in the pulp and paper industry, that is, on enzymatic and microbial treatments for the modification of wood cells and cellulose pulps. The biochemical mechanisms of biotechnical
process stages are reviewed with reference to their benefits in terms of energy or chemical savings
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Microbiology
EditorsMoselio Schaechter
PublisherAcademic Press
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-373944-5
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book



  • bleaching
  • cellulases
  • cellulose
  • deinking
  • fibers
  • hemicellulases
  • hemicellulose
  • laccases
  • lignin
  • paper
  • peroxidases
  • pulping
  • refining

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Viikari, L., Suurnäkki, A., Grönqvist, S., Raaska, L., & Ragauskas, A. (2009). Forest Products: Biotechnology in Pulp and Paper Processing. In M. Schaechter (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Microbiology (pp. 80-94). Academic Press.