Adilson Gonçalves

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Steam explosion at 180, 190 and 200°C for 15min was applied to sugarcane straw in an industrial sugar/ethanol reactor (2.5m(3)). The pretreated straw was delignificated by sodium hydroxide and hydrolyzed with cellulases, or submitted directly to enzymatic hydrolysis after the pretreatment. The pretreatments led to remarkable hemicellulose solubilization,(More)
Sugarcane bagasse Acetosolv pulps were bleached by xylanase and the pulps classified by using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and principal component analysis (PCA). Pulp was treated with xylanase for 4-8 hwith stirring at 30 degrees C. Some samples were further extracted with NaOH for 1 h at 65 degrees C. FTIR spectra were recorded directly(More)
Sugar cane bagasse pulps were obtained by ethanol/water organosolv process under acid and alkaline conditions. The best condition of acid pulping for the sugarcane bagasse was 0.02 mol/L sulfuric acid at 160 degrees C, for 1 h, whereas the best condition for alkaline pulping was 5% sodium hydroxide (base pulp) at 160 degrees C, for 3 h. For the residual(More)
Ethanol/water organosolv pulping was used to obtain sugarcane bagasse pulp that was bleached with sodium chlorite. This bleached pulp was used to obtain cellulosic films that were further evaluated by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). A good film formation was observed(More)
Organosolv lignins obtained from Eucalyptus grandis, sugarcane bagasse and Picea abies by Acetosolv, Formacell and Organocell processes were characterized, fractionated and converted to hydroxymethylated and oxidized products. The reactivity of lignins with formaldehyde did not improve significantly with the fractionation. Both eucalyptus Acetosolv (EAc)(More)
Sugarcane bagasse was pretreated with the white-rot fungus Ceriporiopsis subvermispora for 30 d of incubation. The solid-state fermentation of 800 g of bagasse was carried out in 20-L bioreactors with an inoculum charge of 250 mg of fungal mycelium/kg of bagasse. The oxidative enzymes manganese peroxidase (MnP), lignin peroxidase (LiP), and laccase (Lac)(More)
This work was aimed to evaluate the effect of the removal of hemicellulose and lignin, by hydrothermal pretreatment, carried out at four different temperatures, namely 180, 185, 190 and 195 °C, for 10 min in a 20-L reactor, and alkaline delignification with 1.0 % (w/v) NaOH, at 100 °C for 1 h, on the enzymatic saccharification of sugarcane bagasse(More)
Plant cell walls contain water, especially under biological and wet processing conditions. The present work characterizes this water in tissues of sugarcane stalks. Environmental scanning electron microscopy shows tissue deformation upon drying. Dynamic vapor sorption determines the equilibrium and kinetics of moisture uptake. Thermoporometry by(More)
Introduction: Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain. Possible symptom attenuation with physical exercise has opened new perspective for treatment. Objective: This study aimed to assess the effects of a program of physical exercises (SPPE) on the functional ability, perceived pain and life quality of patients(More)
The synthesis and application of cellulose acetate (CA) from sugarcane bagasse were investigated. Firstly, cellulose was extracted by a sequential treatment with H2SO4 (10% v/v), NaOH (5% w/v), EDTA (0.5% w/V), and H2O2 (5% v/v), and characterized by X-ray diffraction (DRX). After the acetylation of the extracted cellulose, CA was characterized using(More)