|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Applications of Process Engineering Principles in Materials Processing, Energy and Environmental Technologies: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Professor Ramana G. Reddy
||Enhanced Reducing Sugar Yield by Combining Alkaline Solution and Ionic Liquid Pretreatment of Biomass
||Samuel Kassaye, Kamal K. Pant, Sapna Jain
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Imidazolium based ionic liquids (ILs) universal solvating properties have been exploited to dissolve bamboo biomass into reducing sugars under controlled temperature. With respect to overall sugar yield, experimental evaluation of pretreatment of bamboo biomass with alkaline solution and ionic liquid has been investigated. 1-butyl-3-methyl imidazolium chloride ([BMIM]Cl) was used as a pretreatment reagent to overcome the recalcitrant nature of lignocellulosic biomass by breaking the hydrogen bond network . The effect of pretreatment step on the properties of the original bamboo biomass was evaluated by FTIR, XDR, SEM, TGA and elemental analysis. Enhanced yield of reducing sugars from 30% for untreated biomass to 80% after pretreatment has been observed.
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