Gurgel, L. V. A., Pimenta, M. T. B., & da Silva Curvelo, A. A.
Enhancing liquid hot water (LHW) pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse by high pressure carbon dioxide (HP-CO 2)
Referência Bibliográfica: Gurgel, L. V. A., Pimenta, M. T. B., & da Silva Curvelo, A. A. (2014). Enhancing liquid hot water (LHW) pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse by high pressure carbon dioxide (HP-CO 2). Industrial Crops and Products, 57, 141-149.
Periódico: Industrial Crops and Products
Resumo: Liquid hot water (LHW) pretreatment associated with high pressure carbon dioxide (HP-CO2) was evaluated as a potential green pretreatment technology for extraction of hemicelluloses from depithed sugarcane bagasse to produce fermentable sugars. Developing a technology based on the use of low cost, non-corrosive, and recoverable chemicals as CO2 can result in a more efficient and economic process. In this study, depithed sugarcane bagasse was treated with LHW and HP-CO2 at milder temperatures in comparison with LHW pretreatment alone. To assess the effects of varying pretreatment operational conditions on extraction of xylo-oligosaccharides and xylose release with cellulose preservation a central composite design (CCD) of experiments was used. The pretreatments were carried out at temperatures ranging from 93.8 °C (8.62 MPa) to 136.2 °C (12.96 MPa) and times from 17.6 to 102.4 min with a liquid-to-solid ratio of 12:1. The maximum xylan and xylose concentrations were achieved by treating depithed bagasse at 100 °C for 30 min and 115 °C for 60 min, respectively. At these conditions the amount of xylan equivalent ranged 10–12 g/L. At 115 °C for 60 min, the cellulose preservation achieved 97.2%. The obtained results showed that HP-CO2proved to be an efficient hydrolysis agent. Samples of LHW-HP-CO2 pretreated bagasse were tested for enzymatic digestibility. Depithed bagasse pretreated at 115 °C for 60 min after enzymatic hydrolysis had a glucose yield of 30.43 g/L and a cellulose conversion of 41.17%.