Optimization of Laccase/Mediator System (LMS) Stage Applied in Fractionation of Eucalyptus globulus
AbstractIn a biorefinery framework, a laccase/mediator system treatment following autohydrolysis was carried out for eucalyptus wood prior to soda-anthraquinone pulping. The enzymatic and autohydrolysis conditions, with a view to maximizing the extraction of hemicelluloses while preserving the integrity of glucan, were optimized. Secondly, pulping of solid phase from Eucalyptus globulus wood autohydrolysis and the enzymatic process was carried out and compared with a conventional soda-anthraquinone (AQ) pulping process. The prehydrolysis and enzymatic delignification of the raw material prior to the delignification with soda- Anthraquinone (AQ) results in paper sheets with a lower kappa number and brightness and strength properties close to conventional soda-AQ paper and a liquid fraction rich in hemicellulose compounds that can be used in additional ways. The advantage of this biorefinery scheme is that it requires a lower concentration of chemical reagents, and lower operating times and temperature in the alkaline delignification stage, which represents an economic and environmental improvement over the conventional process. View Full-Text
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Loaiza, J.M.; Alfaro, A.; López, F.; García, M.T.; García, J.C. Optimization of Laccase/Mediator System (LMS) Stage Applied in Fractionation of Eucalyptus globulus. Polymers 2019, 11, 731.
Loaiza JM, Alfaro A, López F, García MT, García JC. Optimization of Laccase/Mediator System (LMS) Stage Applied in Fractionation of Eucalyptus globulus. Polymers. 2019; 11(4):731.Chicago/Turabian Style
Loaiza, Javier M.; Alfaro, Ascensión; López, Francisco; García, María T.; García, Juan C. 2019. "Optimization of Laccase/Mediator System (LMS) Stage Applied in Fractionation of Eucalyptus globulus." Polymers 11, no. 4: 731.
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