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Main Title Acid Hydrolysis of Cellulose in Refuse to Sugar and Its Fermentation to Alcohol.
Author Convers, A. O. ; Gretlei, H. E. ; Karandika, S. ; Kuhrt, S. ;
CORP Author Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, N.H.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EP-00279; 670/2-73-11;
Stock Number PB-221 239
Additional Subjects ( Solid waste disposal ; Waste papers) ; ( Cellulose ; Hydrolysis) ; ( Sugars ; Fermentation) ; ( Ethanols ; Production) ; ( Waste papers ; Materials recovery) ; Utilization ; Reaction kinetics ; Cost estimates ; Feasibility ; Process charting ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-221 239 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 113p
The study reports on the technical and economic feasibility of a process for hydrolyzing the cellulosic content of refuse to sugar. The sugar, in turn, is fermented to produce ethanol. The processes reported on are: (1) the bench-scale kinetics of acid hydrolysis of paper in a batch reactor and a continuous flow isothermal plug reactor; (2) the economic analysis of the acid hydrolysis and; (3) the fermentation of sugar obtained from the hydrolysis of refuse. Under proper circumstances, converting the cellulose in refuse to sugar or ethanol is believed economically feasible. (Author)