Enzymatic Hydroloysis of Waste Sugarcane Bagasse in Water Media

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Title Enzymatic Hydroloysis of Waste Sugarcane Bagasse in Water Media
Author Zheng, C.; Lei, Y.; Yu, Jimmy; Lui, X.; Huan, K.
Journal Name Environmental Technology
Year Published 2002
Place of publication UK
Publisher Selper
Abstract Enzymatic hydrolysis of natural cellulose such as sugarcane bagasse is usually carried out in a buffer medium. In this paper, the enzymatic hydrolysis of a waste sugarcane bagasse in water media was carried out. The bagasse was pre-treated with heating explosion and pure (ion exchange), reverse-osmosis and tap water media were used in place of a buffer solution in the hydrolysis process. The yields for reducing sugars and the changes in solution pH and electric conductivity during the hydrolysis under various conditions were studied. The results were also compared with those obtained in buffer solutions. Similar levels of sugar yields were obtained in water and buffer solution media. The pH of the hydrolyzate was in the range of 4.5 - 5.0, which coincided with the optimum pH for the enzyme reaction. It was considered that the enzyme and the substrate formed a transitional complex in the hydrolysis process. The transitional complex provided the buffering capacity of the hydrolyzate solution at around pH 5. The results indicate that industrialization of the enzymatic hydrolysis in a water medium is feasible.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09593330.asp
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09593332308618349
Copyright Statement Copyright 2002 Taylor & Francis. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 23
Page from 1009
Page to 1016
ISSN 0959-3330
Date Accessioned 2003-03-14
Date Available 2009-09-01T05:59:28Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Atmospheric Environment Research Centre
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Environmental Technologies
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/6735
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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