Simulation and Optimisation of Two-Step Wheat Straw Autohydrolysis to Oligosaccharides and Monosaccharides

D.K. Sidiras
The aim of this work was to simulate and optimize the two¬step non¬isothermal autohydrolysis of wheat straw cellulose and hemicelluloses in a batch reactor. The process parameters investigated herein were the reaction ending temperature and the reaction time. A non¬isothermal kinetic model, developed in an earlier work, was used to simulate and optimize the process. The results of fitting this model to the experimental data were compared to the results obtained through the severity factor...