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Kinetic Study of the Acid Post-hydrolysis of Xylooligosaccharides from Hydrothermal Pretreatment

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Nakasu, P. Y. S. [1, 2] ; Chagas, M. F. [2] ; Costa, A. C. [1] ; Rabelo, S. C. [2]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, Fac Engn Quim, Caixa Postal 6066, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Lab Nacl Ciencia & Tecnol Bioetanol CTBE, Rua Giuseppe Maximo Scolfaro, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: BioEnergy Research; v. 10, n. 4, p. 1045-1056, DEC 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Hydrothermal pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse is a water-based and environment-friendly process that results in almost complete hemicellulose solubilization in oligomeric form as xylooligossacharides (XOs). However, the soluble XOs cannot be utilized by microorganisms such as yeasts, and therefore, a further break down is necessary to generate pentose (C5) monomers that can be then biotransformed into ethanol or other metabolites. The kinetics of XOs post-hydrolysis with sulfuric, maleic, and oxalic acids (the latter two being dicarboxylic acids) in a sugarcane bagasse hemicellulosic hydrolysate was assessed in a bench-scale reactor (2 L). By means of a 2(2) full factorial design with center point triplicate, acid mass loading and temperature were varied from 0.5 and 2.0% and from 120 to 150 A degrees C, respectively. An irreversible first-order consecutive reaction model of the hydrolysis of XOs in liquid medium was employed. Based on an Arrhenius-type equation, a kinetic parameter estimation was performed with genetic algorithms and the Runge-Kutta methods. For the three acids, the calculated exponential factors, A (0n) (n = 1, 2, and 3), ranged from 10(12) to 10(15) min(-1); the dimensionless parameters, m (n) (n = 1, 2, and 3), ranged from 0.86 to 1.97; and the activation energies ranged from 89 to 129.8 kJ center dot mol(-1). The model-developed at microscale-correctly described the observed XOs, C5, and furfural post-hydrolysis profiles in bench scale and proved the dicarboxylic acids were more selective towards post-hydrolysis by having slower kinetics than sulfuric acid. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/05369-2 - Kinetics of acid hydrolysis of the liquid stream of hydrothermal Pretreament
Grantee:Pedro Yoritomo Souza Nakasu
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master