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Main Title Pretreatments and substrate evaluation for the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulosic wastes /
Author Spano, Leo A. ; Tassinari, Thomas H. ; Macy, Charles F. ; Black., Edward D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Tassinari, Thomas H.
Macy, Charles F.
Black, Edward D.
CORP Author Army Natick Research and Development Command, Mass.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio. Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/7-77-038
Stock Number PB-272 104
OCLC Number 56298810
Subjects Enzymes. ; Cellulose fibers. ; Waste products as fuel. ; Wood waste. ; Wood waste--Recycling. ; Waste paper--Recycling. ; Cellulose.
Additional Subjects Cellulose ; Hydrolysis ; Enzymes ; Paper industry ; Industrial wastes ; Ammonia ; Milling(Machining) ; Sludges ; Substrates ; Glucose ; Solid waste disposal
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-77-038 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/14/2010
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NTIS  PB-272 104 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation viii, 42 pages : charts ; 28 cm.
Presented are initial studies aimed at determining the applicability of various pretreatment methods and existing cellulosic wastes to a process for the conversion of cellulose to glucose and other reducing sugars. In this process, a cellulase from a mutant of Trichoderma viride is used. Pretreatment using differential speed two-roll mills has significantly enhanced the susceptibility of diverse cellulosic substrates such as newspaper, cotton, pine and maple. With processing times of less than ten minutes on a six-inch (roll diameter) mill, hydrolysis yield improvements were two and twelve-fold for newspaper and cotton respectively. Power requirements for processing waste newspaper on a three-inch laboratory mill are estimated to be 20% less than for a commercial ball mill. Anhydrous liquid ammonia treatments of hardwood birch and maple sawdusts rendered them more susceptible to enzymatic hydrolysis than substrates from a softwood source, e.g., white pine and newspaper. A combination of pretreatments, two-roll milling followed by liquid ammonia, affected significant increases in hydrolysis yield for maplewood shavings and hammer milled newspaper.
"EPA-600/7-77-038." "July 1977." "Contract no. EPA-IAG-DS-0758." "Project officer Charles J. Rogers." Includes bibliographical references (pages 33-37).