Pretreatment of rice straw by a hot-compressed water process for enzymatic hydrolysis.

@article{Yu2010PretreatmentOR,
  title={Pretreatment of rice straw by a hot-compressed water process for enzymatic hydrolysis.},
  author={Guoce Yu and Shinichi Yano and H. Inoue and Seiichi Inoue and Takashi Endo and Shigeki Sawayama},
  journal={Applied biochemistry and biotechnology},
  year={2010},
  volume={160 2},
  pages={539-51}
}
Hot-compressed water (HCW) is among several cost-effective pretreatment processes of lignocellulosic biomass for enzymatic hydrolysis. The present work investigated the characteristics of HCW pretreatment of rice straw including sugar production and inhibitor formation in the liquid fraction and enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated material. Pretreatment was carried out at a temperature ranging from 140 to 240 degrees C for 10 or 30 min. Soluble oligosaccharides were found to constitute almost… CONTINUE READING