Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 119–129

An optimal temperature policy of percolation process as applied to dilute-acid hydrolysis of biphasic hemicellulose

Scientific Note
  • B. J. Kim
  • Y. Y. Lee
  • R. Torget
Session 1 Thermal, Chemical, and Biological Processing

DOI: 10.1007/BF02918982

Cite this article as:
Kim, B.J., Lee, Y.Y. & Torget, R. Appl Biochem Biotechnol (1993) 39: 119. doi:10.1007/BF02918982

Nomenclature

A

hemicellulose

Ai

frequency factor for rate constantki, min−1

B

xylose and soluble xylose oligomer

C

decomposed product

CA, CAF, CAS, CAo, CAFo, CASo

concentration of xylan as a xylose

CB, CBF, CBS

concentration of xylose

CHo

(total xylan as a xylose)/(total liquid volume)

CP

average product concentration, w/v%

dcw

the density of crystalline wood, 1.54 g/mL

Ei

activation energy for rate constantki

f

τ11

HF, Hs

the fraction of fast and slow hemicellulose

ki

reaction rate constant, min−1

L

reactor length, cm

Ni

acid concentration exponent

R

universal gas constant

SB, SBF, SBS

CB/CAo, CBF/CAFo, CBS/CASo

t

time, min

Copyright information

© Humana Press Inc. 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. J. Kim
    • 1
  • Y. Y. Lee
    • 1
  • R. Torget
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringAuburn University
  2. 2.National Renewable Energy LaboratoryGolden