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Title: Novel kinetic models of xylan dissolution and degradation during ethanol based auto-catalyzed organosolv pretreatment of bamboo
Authors: Liu, J
Gong, Z
Yang, G
Chen, L
Huang, L
Zhou, Y
Luo, X
Keywords: kinetic models;;xylan;;susceptible dissolution degree (dX);;ethanol based auto-catalyzed organosolv (EACO) pretreatment;;bamboo
Issue Date: 15-Oct-2018
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Polymers, 2018, 10 (10), pp. 1 - 18
Abstract: Due to the invalidity of traditional models, pretreatment conditions dependent parameter of susceptible dissolution degree of xylan (dX) was introduced into the kinetic models. After the introduction of dX, the dissolution of xylan, and the formation of xylo-oligosaccharides and xylose during ethanol based auto-catalyzed organosolv (EACO) pretreatments of bamboo were well predicted by the pseudo first-order kinetic models (R2 > 97%). The parameter of dX was verified to be a variable dependent of EACO pretreatment conditions (such as solvent content in pretreatment liquor and pretreatment temperature). Based on the established kinetic models of xylan dissolution, the dissolution of glucan and the formation of degradation products (furfural and acetic acid) could also be empirically modeled (R2 > 97%). In addition, the relationship between xylan and lignin removal can provide guidance for alleviating the depositions of lignin or pseudo-lignin. The parameter of dX derived novel kinetic models can not only be used to reveal the multi-step reaction mechanisms of xylan, but also control the final removal of main components in bamboo during EACO pretreatments, indicating scientific and practical significance for governing the biorefinery of woody biomass.
ISSN: 2073-4360
Appears in Collections:Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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