Comparison of pretreatment methods on the enzymatic saccharification of aspen wood
Applied biochemistry and biotechnology
Five different chemical pretreatments, using dilute sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide, hydrogen peroxide and sodium hydroxide, peroxy- monosulfate, and acetic acid, were applied to aspen thermomechanical fibers. The pretreated fibers were submitted to enzymatic hydrolysis and the liberated glucose was monitored. High glucose concentra- tions were observed for the peroxymonosulfate and the acetic acid pretreated samples. Glucose concentrations greater than 25 g/L were obtained in these cases. This corresponds to conversions on the order of 90% of the pretreated substrate glucose content.
Pinto, J.H. and Kamden, D.P., "Comparison of pretreatment methods on the enzymatic saccharification of aspen wood" (1996). Aspen Bibliography. Paper 1674.