Contribution of acetic acid to the hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass under abiotic conditions

Trzcinski, Antoine P. and Stuckey, David C. (2015) Contribution of acetic acid to the hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass under abiotic conditions. Bioresource Technology, 185. pp. 441-444. ISSN 0960-8524

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Acetic acid was used in abiotic experiments to adjust the solution pH and investigate its influence on the chemical hydrolysis of the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW). Soluble chemical oxygen demand (SCOD) was used to measure the hydrolysis under oxidative conditions (positive oxidation–reduction potential values), and pH 4 allowed for 20% (±2%) of the COD added to be solubilized, whereas only 12% (±1%) was solubilized at pH7. Under reducing conditions (negative oxidation–reduction potential values) and pH 4, 32.3% (±3%) of the OFMSW was solubilized which shows that acidogenesis at pH 4 during the anaerobic digestion of solid waste can result in chemical hydrolysis. In comparison, bacterial hydrolysis resulted in 54% (±6%) solubilization

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 18 May 2016 23:50
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2018 04:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: organic fraction of municipal solid waste; lignocellulosic biomass; pre-treatment; chemical hydrolysis
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2015.03.016

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