Waste Biomass to sugar by radiation
What is it about?
Waste Papaya peel(lignocellulosic biomass) was converted to fermentable sugar through energy-efficient method. Rapid heterogeneous catalytic hydrolysis of papaya peel could be performed in an energy-efficient, cost-effective manner through combined applications of Ionic Liquid and Tungsten–Halogen Radiation . The heterogeneous kinetic parameters of the hydrolysis reaction were evaluated; which can beapplied for design of continuous reactor and for scale-up purposes.
Why is it important?
The method of hydrolysis described in the paper reveals an energy-efficent and cost-effective rapid hydrolysis protocol for production of reducing/fermentable sugar from waste (lignocellulosic) biomass. The product reducing sugar can have sustainable utilisation as a platform chemical for subsequent production of biofuel and speciality chemicals.
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