Dilute acid pre-treatment of oilseed rape for bioethanol production.

Mathew, A., Chaney, K., Crook, M.J. and Humphries, A. (2011) Dilute acid pre-treatment of oilseed rape for bioethanol production. Renewable Energy, 36 (9). 2424-2432..

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Abstract

The objective of the research was to investigate the effect of biomass loading, acid concentration and pre-treatment time on the yield of sugars obtained after acid pre-treatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of oilseed rape (OSR) straw. The highest concentration of glucose (313.4 ± 7.53 mg g−1 biomass) extracted after hydrolysis was achieved when OSR straw was pre-treated for 90 min; a glucan conversion efficiency of 81%. The highest concentration of sugars extracted immediately after pre-treatment was achieved with a pre-treatment time of 60 min. Pre-treatment energy efficiency in terms of total yield of sugars per MJ of energy consumed was higher when OSR straw was pre-treated for 60 min compared to 90 min even though the conversion of sugar extracted was lower at 60 min.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Crop and Environment Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Darren Roberts
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 14:21
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 14:07
URI: http://hau.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/16881

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