D-Xylose Production from Endocarp of Olive Fruit: Optimization of Dilute Sulphuric-Acid Hydrolysis

M. Cuevas, S. Sánchez, J.F. García, J. Olivencia & M. Saleh
Endocarps in fragments from olive fruits (EF) have a high content of xylans and could be a potential material for production to D¬xylose by hydrolysis with inorganic acids. Hydrolysis of EF by diluted sulphuric acid at high temperature was researched in this study. Firstly, the effects of two operational conditions, including reaction temperature (180–220ºC) and time (2–8 min), on monosaccharides yields were examined using a 22 factorial design. An acid concentration of 0.01 M and...