Fractionation of processed spruce wood obtained in the production of ethanol
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2009

Fuel ethanol can be produced from pretreated spruce wood through enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation. Processed spruce wood samples (acid-catalyzed steam hydrolysis followed by enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation) were fractionated into water-soluble products and residual solids. The dioxane/water soluble portions of the solids were fractionated by liquid-liquid extraction. A substantial portion of the processed wood (20-70 %) was insoluble in both water and dioxane/water. An almost pure lignin fraction, corresponding to about 20 % of the total lignin of the wood, was isolated. Examinations by 1H NMR spectroscopy showed that the processes led to extensive cleavage of arylglycerol ß-aryl ethers in the lignin. The lignin content of other fractions could be estimated very roughly by IR spectroscopy. Purified lignin from SO2-catalyzed steam hydrolysis contained approx. 0.2 % sulphur.

Ethanol

Enzymatic hydrolysis

Sulphur content

Fractionation

Lignin

Lignin content

Författare

Christian Johansson

Unknown organization

Knut Lundquist

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Skogsindustriell kemiteknik

Hans Theliander

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC)

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Skogsindustriell kemiteknik

BioResources

1930-2126 (ISSN)

Vol. 4 15-25

Ämneskategorier

Kemiska processer

Kemi