Hydrolysis of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) stems by catalytical thermal treatment in subcritical water


ÖZTÜRK I., IRMAK S. , Hesenov A. , ERBATUR O.

BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, vol.34, no.11, pp.1578-1585, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2010.06.005
  • Title of Journal : BIOMASS & BIOENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1578-1585

Abstract

The present study was designed to solubilize/hydrolyze lignocellulosic biomass of kenaf stems in subcritical water, in an environmentally friendly manner. The hydrolysis efficiency was examined with respect to several parameters such as sonication of biomass-water mixture before thermal treatment, changing temperature and pressure of the hydrolysis process, adding carbon dioxide or nitrogen as pressurizing gas.