Economics of the hydrolysis of cellulosic sludge to glucose.

  title={Economics of the hydrolysis of cellulosic sludge to glucose.},
  author={Sandeep Mora and Sujit Banerjee},
  journal={Bioprocess and biosystems engineering},
  volume={36 8},
Cellulosic sludge from paper mills making bleached products can be enzymatically converted to glucose. A kinetic model that accounts for product inhibition was used to estimate the cost:benefits of the process. In the proposed scheme, the sludge is enzymatically hydrolyzed in a sequence of CSTRs, the ash separated, and the product glucose concentrated through reverse osmosis. The water recovered is mostly recycled. By far, the most important economic variable is the value of the glucose… CONTINUE READING