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Main Title Radiolytic Hydrolysis of Cellulose.
Author Kell, J. A. ;
CORP Author Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Research Labs. for the Engineering Sciences.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EP-00362; 670/2-73-030;
Stock Number PB-221 877
Additional Subjects ( Cellulose ; Radiation chemistry) ; ( Hydrolysis ; Cellulose) ; ( Glucose ; Production) ; ( Sugars ; Production) ; ( Solid waste disposal ; Cellulose) ; Materials recovery ; Cotton ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-221 877 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 26p
Methods of drastic acid hydrolysis or of intense irradiation can effect the conversion of cellulose to glucose; however, either of these two processes is not practical for a large-scale commercial operation. An investigation was made using a combination of the two above mentioned methods. Cellulose (filter paper) was irradiated with gamma rays and subsequently hydrolyzed in solutions of hydrochloric acid. The combination of possible industrial conditions, i.e., dilute acid hydrolysis, moderate radiation doses, short hydrolysis times, and relatively low temperatures, produced cellulose-to-glucose yields of up to 25%. Although the yields obtained were too low to be industrially attractive, this study indicated promising trends toward cellulose conversion under radiation and hydrolysis conditions that might well lie within the range of economic feasibility. (Author)