Enzyme-aided alkaline extraction of oligosaccharides and polymeric xylan from hardwood kraft pulp.


In this paper we describe the effect of enzyme treatments on the production of polymeric xylan, oligosaccharides and hemicellulose lean pulp by alkaline extraction of bleached hardwood kraft pulp. Enzyme treatments were carried out before one or in between two subsequent alkaline extractions by purified Trichoderma reesei xylanase and endoglucanase II (Cel… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2012.05.013