Optimization of hydrothermal pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass in the bioethanol production process.

  title={Optimization of hydrothermal pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass in the bioethanol production process.},
  author={Christos K Nitsos and Konstantinos A Matis and Konstantinos S. Triantafyllidis},
  volume={6 1},
The natural resistance to enzymatic deconstruction exhibited by lignocellulosic materials has designated pretreatment as a key step in the biological conversion of biomass to ethanol. Hydrothermal pretreatment in pure water represents a challenging approach because it is a method with low operational costs and does not involve the use of organic solvents, difficult to handle chemicals, and "external" liquid or solid catalysts. In the present work, a systematic study has been performed to… CONTINUE READING


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