Effect of steam-pretreatment combined with hydrogen peroxide on lignocellulosic agricultural wastes for bioethanol production: Analysis of derived sugars and other by-products

TitleEffect of steam-pretreatment combined with hydrogen peroxide on lignocellulosic agricultural wastes for bioethanol production: Analysis of derived sugars and other by-products
Publication TypeArticolo su Rivista peer-reviewed
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsVerardi, Alessandra, Blasi A., Marino T., Molino Antonio, and Calabrò V.
JournalJournal of Energy Chemistry
Volume27
Start Page535
Issue2
Pagination535-543
Date PublishedJan-03-2018
ISSN20954956
KeywordsAgricultural wastes, Bio-ethanol production, Bioethanol, cellulose, Enzymatic hydrolysis, Ethanol, Glucose, Hydrogen Peroxide, Hydrolysis, Impregnating agents, Lignin, Lignocellulose, Lignocellulosic biomass, Organic acids, oxidation, Peroxides, Pretreatment process, Steam, Steam explosion, Steam pre treatments, Sugar-cane bagasse
Abstract

The hydrogen peroxide, a green impregnating agent suitable for lignocellulosic biomass to bioethanol process, was used to pretreat sugarcane bagasse by steam explosion. Two different concentrations of hydrogen peroxide (0.2% and 1%) were investigated. Then, the biomass was hydrolyzed after pretreatment using cellulase. The amount released of: (i) cellobiose; (ii) monosaccharides, as glucose, xylose, arabinose and mannose and (iii) lignocellulose derived by-products, as furans and small organic acids (acetic, formic, and levulinic acid), was evaluated in the hydrolysate samples, previously pretreated both in the presence and absence of impregnating agent. By adding of hydrogen peroxide in steam-pretreatment, the average yield increase was 12% for glucose and as high as 34% for xylose, and cellobiose yield was decreased of about 30%. No significant increase has been observed in arabinose and mannose yield. Furthermore, the hydrogen peroxide seems not increased the formation of lignocellulose derived by-products during pretreatment process, with the exception of the levulinic acid. © 2017 Science Press

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DOI10.1016/j.jechem.2017.11.007
Short TitleJournal of Energy Chemistry