Optimization of isolation of cellulose from orange peel using sodium hydroxide and chelating agents.

@article{Bicu2013OptimizationOI,
  title={Optimization of isolation of cellulose from orange peel using sodium hydroxide and chelating agents.},
  author={Ioan Bicu and Fanica Mustata},
  journal={Carbohydrate polymers},
  year={2013},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={341-8}
}
Response surface methodology was used to optimize cellulose recovery from orange peel using sodium hydroxide (NaOH) as isolation reagent, and to minimize its ash content using ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) as chelating agent. The independent variables were NaOH charge, EDTA charge and cooking time. Other two constant parameters were cooking temperature (98 °C) and liquid-to-solid ratio (7.5). The dependent variables were cellulose yield and ash content. A second-order polynomial model… CONTINUE READING