Improving the Performance of Enzymes in Hydrolysis of High Solids Paper Pulp delivered from MSW

D.J. Puri, S. Heaven & C.J. Banks
The research aimed at improving the overall conversion efficiency of the CTec® family of enzymes by identifying factors that lead to inhibition and seeking methods to overcome these through process modification and manipulation. Pulp derived from municipal solid waste was processed in an industrial-scale washing plant and diluted to a total solids content of 18.5% TS before single-stage enzyme hydrolysis which resulted in a maximum glucan conversion of 68%. It was found that two-stage hydrolysis...