Intensified Lipase Activity by Ultrasound: A Novel Approach

Soban Ahmad Faridi, Parag R Gogate, Mohammad Haris Siddiqui


The present study is about a novel reaction course to produce biodiesel. The effect of sonication treatment for enhancing the activity of enzymes, particularly dealing with transesterification reaction using lipase to produce Biodiesel [Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME)], has also been studied. The normal batch time for these reactions without sonication treatment was 12 hours and hence, the reaction requires intensification. Therefore, sonication treatment is tried to intensify the process, which adds to the novelty of the current scheme for biodiesel synthesis.


Enzyme, TL IM®, CALB, Ultrasound, Biodiesel, Sonication

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