Organosolvent pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of rice straw for the production of bioethanol.

  title={Organosolvent pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of rice straw for the production of bioethanol.},
  author={Raveendran Sindhu and Parameswaran Binod and Kanakambaran Usha Janu and Rajeev Kumar Sukumaran and Ashok Pandey},
  journal={World journal of microbiology & biotechnology},
  volume={28 2},
The present study investigates the operational conditions for organosolvent pretreatment and hydrolysis of rice straw. Among the different organic acids and organic solvents tested, acetone was found to be most effective based on the fermentable sugar yield. Optimization of process parameters for acetone pretreatment were carried out. The structural changes before and after pretreatment were investigated by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR… CONTINUE READING


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