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Biopulping process design and kinetics.
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PMID:  14545684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Biopulping is the solid-state fermentation of wood chips as a pretreatment for mechanical pulping processes. The two organisms that are currently of the greatest interest for biopulping are the white-rot fungi, Phanerochaete chrysosporium and Ceriporiopsis subvermispora. P. chrysosporium has been shown to successfully biopulp wood (33% energy savings; 39% improvement in tear index) without the need for sterilization of the wood or nutrient supplementation. Demonstrating the practical and economical feasibility of the biopulping process requires process modeling based on accurate kinetic data. Techniques to monitor dry weight loss and growth rate as functions of time using carbon dioxide production data have been developed. Growth was shown to be linear with time on unsupplemented chips and exponential with time on supplemented chips.
M B Wall; D C Cameron; E N Lightfoot
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biotechnology advances     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0734-9750     ISO Abbreviation:  Biotechnol. Adv.     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-10     Completed Date:  2003-12-12     Revised Date:  2006-07-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403708     Medline TA:  Biotechnol Adv     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  645-62     Citation Subset:  -    
Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
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