Effects of Screen Size on Biochemical Conversion of Big Bluestem Biomass for Biofuel Production

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dc.contributor.author Song, X. X.
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Meng
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Ke
dc.contributor.author Pei, Zhijian J.
dc.contributor.author Wang, Donghai H.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-06T14:54:03Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-06T14:54:03Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/32335
dc.description Citation: Song, X. X., Zhang, M., Zhang, K., Pei, Z. J., & Wang, D. H. (2015). Effects of Screen Size on Biochemical Conversion of Big Bluestem Biomass for Biofuel Production. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 9. doi:10.1155/2015/947350
dc.description Biomass size reduction is the first step for biofuel production from cellulosic biomass through biochemical pathway, and it is usually performed on a mill with screen installed to control the size of the produced particles. The absence of in-depth knowledge about the effects of screen size throughout the biochemical conversion of cellulosic biomass makes it difficult to choose the screen size to conduct biomass size reduction to minimize the energy consumption on mills, maximize the cellulose recovery rate after pretreatment, and maximize the enzymatic hydrolysis efficiency. The objective of this work is to address this issue by generating new knowledge on the effects of screen size in these three processes: size reduction, pretreatment, and enzymatic hydrolysis in conversion of big bluestem biomass for biofuel production. Four screen sizes used in this study were 1, 2, 4, and 8 mm. It was found that using a larger screen size saved energy in biomass size reduction on a knife mill. Moreover, particles produced with larger screen sizes achieved higher cellulose recovery rate after pretreatment, higher enzymatic hydrolysis efficiency, and higher total sugar yield.
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/947350
dc.rights Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.subject Lignocellulosic Biomass
dc.subject Particle-Size
dc.subject Planting Location
dc.subject Pretreatment
dc.subject Wood
dc.subject Ethanol
dc.title Effects of Screen Size on Biochemical Conversion of Big Bluestem Biomass for Biofuel Production
dc.type Article
dc.date.published 2015
dc.citation.doi 10.1155/2015/947350
dc.citation.issn 1687-8434
dc.citation.jtitle Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
dc.citation.spage 9
dc.contributor.authoreid meng
dc.contributor.authoreid zpei
dc.contributor.authoreid dwang


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