Cellulosic Biomass Pretreatment and Sugar Yields as a Function of Biomass Particle Size


Three lignocellulosic pretreatment techniques (ammonia fiber expansion, dilute acid and ionic liquid) are compared with respect to saccharification efficiency, particle size and biomass composition. In particular, the effects of switchgrass particle size (32-200) on each pretreatment regime are examined. Physical properties of untreated and pretreated… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100836


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