Measurements of Rheological Properties of Arundo Donax Suspensions and Enzymatic Hydrolyzates

I. De Bari, V. Miceli, M.T. Petrone, F. Liuzzi & G. Braccio
An important requirement in cost-efficient lignocellulosics-to-ethanol process is to achieve concentrated hydrolyzates. The research in the last years has been focused on improving the enzymes performances in terms of internal dosage of the specific components and increased thermostability. These improved features could facilitate the processing of concentrated biomass suspensions up to 20-30% solids. However, the most important problem in the hydrolysis at high solid loadings is related to the fact that, these suspensions have a...