Combined Effects of Ionic Liquid and Tungsten–Halogen Radiation on Heterogeneous Hydrolysis Kinetics of Waste Papaya Epidermis for Production of Total Reducing Sugar

Swapnendu Chatterjee, Sourav Barman, Rajat Chakraborty
  • Waste and Biomass Valorization, February 2018, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/s12649-018-0220-2

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.


Professor Rajat Chakraborty (Author)
Jadavpur University

An exploratory work revealing the combined application of energy-efficient electromagnetic radiation and ionic liquid in presence of heterogeneous catalyst for cost-effective sugar production from waste biomass.

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