Enhancing enzymatic saccharification of waste newsprint by surfactant addition

  title={Enhancing enzymatic saccharification of waste newsprint by surfactant addition},
  author={Xiang Wu and Ju},
  journal={Biotechnology progress},
  volume={14 4},
  • Xiang Wu, Ju
  • Published 1998 in Biotechnology progress
Several nonionic surfactants, Pluronic F68 and F88 (BASF) as well as Tween 20 and 80, were found in this study to enhance the enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated newsprint. Pluronic F68 was the most effective among the surfactants studied. With 2% (w/v) F68 the cellulose (10 g/L) conversion achieved with 2 g/L cellulase reached 52%, about the same as the 48% conversion achieved with 10 g/L cellulase in a surfactant-free system. An empirical model, x = Kt0. 5-(t/tau)1/2, has been developed to… CONTINUE READING

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