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Main Title Nitrite-Accelerated Photochemical Degradation of Cellulose as a Pretreatment for Microbiological Conversion to Protein.
Author Fookso, A. ; Frohnsdorf, G. ;
CORP Author Gillette Co. Research Inst., Rockville, Md. Harris Research Labs. Dept.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-68-03-0006; 670/2-73-052;
Stock Number PB-222 115
Additional Subjects ( Cellulose ; Photochemical reactions) ; ( Solid waste disposal ; Cellulose) ; ( Proteins ; Synthesis(Chemistry)) ; Decomposition reactions ; Inorganic nitrates ; Ultraviolet radiation ; Wood wastes ; Cotton fibers ; Linters ; Materials recovery ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-222 115 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 102p
The feasibility of using nitrite-accelerated photodegradation as a pretreatment for waste cellulose before converting the cellulose to protein was investigated. The substrates used were cotton linters paper and purified wood cellulose. The method employed was to irradiate the dry paper or a slurry of the cellulose in an aqueous solution with ultraviolet light, from lamps. The indicated cellulose materials were irradiated for selected time intervals, and the average degree of polymerization (and hence, the degree of degradation) was determined from their intrinsic viscosities in cadoxene solutions. Although some of the photochemical pretreatments showed beneficial effects in accelerating bacterial protein production, the quantum efficiencies did not appear to be sufficiently high to be of practical value for treatment of cellulosic wastes. Significant benefits, however, could possibly be obtained by less costly chemical treatments. (Author)