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Dilute-sulfuric acid pretreatment of cattails for cellulose conversion.
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PMID:  21807504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The use of aquatic plant cattails to produce biofuel will add value to land and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by replacing petroleum products. Dilute-sulfuric acid pretreatment of cattails was studied using a Dionex accelerated solvent extractor (ASE) varying acid concentration (0.1-1%), treatment temperature (140-180°C), and residence time (5-10min). The highest total glucose yield for both the pretreatment and enzyme hydrolysis stages (97.1% of the cellulose) was reached at a temperature of 180°C, a sulfuric acid concentration of 0.5%, and a time of 5min. Cattails pretreated with 0.5% sulfuric acid are digestible with similar results at enzyme loadings above 15FPU/g glucan. Glucose from cattails cellulose can be efficiently fermented to ethanol with an approximately 90% of the theoretical yield. The results in this study indicate that cattails are a promising source of feedstock for advanced renewable fuel production.
Bo Zhang; Lijun Wang; Abolghasem Shahbazi; Oumou Diallo; Allante Whitmore
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioresource technology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-2976     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9889523     Medline TA:  Bioresour Technol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Biological Engineering Program, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design, North Carolina A & T State University, 1601 East Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411, United States.
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