Single-step microwave-assisted hot water extraction of hemicelluloses from selected lignocellulosic materials - A biorefinery approach.

@article{Mihiretu2017SinglestepMH,
  title={Single-step microwave-assisted hot water extraction of hemicelluloses from selected lignocellulosic materials - A biorefinery approach.},
  author={Gezahegn T Mihiretu and Malin Brodin and Annie F. A. Chimphango and Karin \Oyaas and B{\aa}rd Helge Hoff and Johann F G{\"o}rgens},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2017},
  volume={241},
  pages={669-680}
}
The viability of single-step microwave-induced pressurized hot water conditions for co-production of xylan-based biopolymers and bioethanol from aspenwood sawdust and sugarcane trash was investigated. Extraction of hemicelluloses was conducted using microwave-assisted pressurized hot water system. The effects of temperature and time on extraction yield and enzymatic digestibility of resulting solids were determined. Temperatures between 170-200°C for aspenwood and 165-195°C for sugarcane trash… CONTINUE READING