Effect of Sulphuric Acid Concentration on Sugar Production During Lignocellulosic Biomass Pre-Treatment

D.K. Sidiras, G. Katsamas & D.V. Politi
In the present work, the acid hydrolysis of barley straw was studied using a batch reactor. This kind of hydrolysis was catalyzed by sulfuric acid for acid hydrolysis time 0-60 min. The analysis of experimental data of reaction kinetics indicates that this is a potential mechanism for cellulose and hemicelluloses hydrolysis, due to a rapid hydrolysis intermediate reaction in the case that the reaction ending temperature is adequately high. The kinetics of acid hydrolysis of...