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Cellulose Hydrolysis

  • Liang-tseng Fan
  • Mahendra Moreshwar Gharpuray
  • Yong-Hyun Lee

Part of the Biotechnology Monographs book series (BIOTECHNOLOGY, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Liang-tseng Fan, Mahendra Moreshwar Gharpuray, Yong-Hyun Lee
    Pages 1-3
  3. Liang-tseng Fan, Mahendra Moreshwar Gharpuray, Yong-Hyun Lee
    Pages 5-20
  4. Liang-tseng Fan, Mahendra Moreshwar Gharpuray, Yong-Hyun Lee
    Pages 21-119
  5. Liang-tseng Fan, Mahendra Moreshwar Gharpuray, Yong-Hyun Lee
    Pages 121-148
  6. Liang-tseng Fan, Mahendra Moreshwar Gharpuray, Yong-Hyun Lee
    Pages 149-187
  7. Liang-tseng Fan, Mahendra Moreshwar Gharpuray, Yong-Hyun Lee
    Pages 189-190
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 191-198

About this book

Introduction

Recent economic trends, especially the worldwide decline in oil prices, and an altered political climate in the United States have combined to bring about major reductions in research on renewable energy resources. Yet there is no escaping the "facts of life" with regard to these resources. The days of inexpensive fossil energy are clearly numbered, the credibility of nuclear energy has fallen to a new low, and fusion energy stands decades or more from practical realization. Sooner than we may wish ,we will have to turn to renewable raw materials - plant "biomass" and, especially, wood - as significant suppliers of energy for both industry and everyday needs. It is therefore especially important to have a single, comprehensive and current source of information on a key step in any process for the technological exploitation of woody materials, cellulose hydrolysis. Further­ more, it is essential that any such treatment be unbiased with respect to the two methods - chemical and biochemical - for the breakdown of cellulose to sugars. Researchers on cellulose hydrolysis have frequently been chided by persons from industry, especially those individuals concerned with determining the economic feasibility of various technological alternatives. They tell us that schemes for the utilization of wood and other such resources fly in the face of economic realities.

Keywords

Chlor Polysaccharid Polysaccharide crystal enzymes extraction polymer reaction water wood

Authors and affiliations

  • Liang-tseng Fan
    • 1
  • Mahendra Moreshwar Gharpuray
    • 2
  • Yong-Hyun Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringKansas State UniversityManhattenUSA
  2. 2.Group Operations, Inc.Washington, D.C.USA
  3. 3.Department of Genetic Engineering, College of Natural SciencesKyungpook National UniversityTaeguKorea

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-72575-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-72577-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72575-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-0880
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