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The effect of high intensity mixing on the enzymatic hydrolysis of concentrated cellulose fiber suspensions.
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PMID:  21256736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass in a high shear environment was examined. The conversion of cellulose to glucose in samples mixed in a torque rheometer producing shear flows similar to those found in twin screw extruders was greater than that of unmixed samples. In addition, there is a synergistic effect of mixing and enzymatic hydrolysis; mixing increases the rate of cellulose conversion while the increased conversion facilitates mixing. The synergy appears to result in part from particle size reduction, which is more significant when hydrolysis occurs during intense mixing.
Authors:
Joseph R Samaniuk; C Tim Scott; Thatcher W Root; Daniel J Klingenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioresource technology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-2976     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9889523     Medline TA:  Bioresour Technol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 4725 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA.
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