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Processing of sugarcane cellulose employing atmospheric pressure plasmas

Grant number: 08/58034-0
Support type:Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Thematic Grants
Duration: August 01, 2009 - February 28, 2013
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Atomic and Molecular Physics
Cooperation agreement: CNPq - Pronex
Principal Investigator:Marco Aurelio Pinheiro Lima
Grantee:Marco Aurelio Pinheiro Lima
Home Institution: Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (CNPEM). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brasil). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:Jayr de Amorim Filho
Associated scholarship(s):09/17745-3 - Electron interactions with lignocellulosic biomass components: solvent effects, BP.PD

Abstract

In this project we propose the implementation of a new method for selective treatment of lignocellulosic material based on atmospheric-pressure plasmas, which may become an important step towards the industrial production of second generation ethanol from sugarcane. The experiments in laboratory scale and the development of the equipment to produce the plasmas will be carried out at Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica. We will then scale up the process at the Pilot Plant for Processes Development, which is now being projected, at Centro de Ciência e Tecnologia do Bioetanol. From the theoretical point of view, the interaction of the plasma electrons with lignocellulosic material should be better understood and a study on this complex matter will be carried out in three different parts: 1) low-energy electron scattering from alpha-glucose and betha-glucose monomers and dimmers. We expect these results to elucidate the differences in resonant processes responsible for the breakage of the respective (alpha->14) and (betha->4) linkages. This study will be carried out at Centro de Ciência e Tecnologia do Bioetanol and the resonance energies should provide invaluable information for optimizing the plasma-based pretreatment lignocellulosic raw materials; 2) once the resonance states are identified, we plan to study dissociation mechanisms by electron impact with the help of nuclear dynamics simulations, at Universidade Federal do ABC; 3) lignocellulosic material contains a large amount of water. We also propose to investigate micro- and macrosolvation effects through some standard approaches coded in quantum chemistry computational packages. This study will be done at Universidade de São Paulo. (AU)

Scientific publications (11)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
AMORIM, J.; RIDENTI, M. A.; GUERRA, V. Experimental and theoretical study of atmospheric-pressure argon microplasma jets. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, v. 57, n. 7 JUL 2015. Web of Science Citations: 5.
DE OLIVEIRA, ELIANE M.; FREITAS, THIAGO C.; COUTINHO, KALINE; VARELLA, MARCIO T. DO N.; CANUTO, SYLVIO; LIMA, MARCO A. P.; BETTEGA, MARCIO H. F. Communication: Transient anion states of phenol center dot center dot center dot(H2O)(n) (n=1, 2) complexes: Search for microsolvation signatures. Journal of Chemical Physics, v. 141, n. 5 AUG 7 2014. Web of Science Citations: 11.
BUNDALESKA, N.; TATAROVA, E.; DIAS, F. M.; LINO DA SILVA, M.; FERREIRA, C. M.; AMORIM, J. Air-water `tornado'-type microwave plasmas applied for sugarcane biomass treatment. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, v. 47, n. 5 FEB 5 2014. Web of Science Citations: 6.
SOUZA-CORREA, J. A.; OLIVEIRA, C.; NASCIMENTO, V. M.; WOLF, L. D.; GOMEZ, E. O.; ROCHA, G. J. M.; AMORIM, J. Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Pretreatment of Sugarcane Bagasse: the Influence of Biomass Particle Size in the Ozonation Process. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, v. 172, n. 3, p. 1663-1672, FEB 2014. Web of Science Citations: 14.
RIDENTI, M. A.; SOUZA-CORREA, J. A.; AMORIM, J. Experimental study of unconfined surface wave discharges at atmospheric pressure by optical emission spectroscopy. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, v. 47, n. 4 JAN 29 2014. Web of Science Citations: 10.
SOUZA-CORREA, J. A.; OLIVEIRA, C.; WOLF, L. D.; NASCIMENTO, V. M.; ROCHA, G. J. M.; AMORIM, J. Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Pretreatment of Sugarcane Bagasse: The Influence of Moisture in the Ozonation Process. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, v. 171, n. 1, p. 104-116, SEP 2013. Web of Science Citations: 16.
AMORIM, JAYR; OLIVEIRA, CARLOS; SOUZA-CORREA, JORGE A.; RIDENTI, MARCO A. Treatment of Sugarcane Bagasse Lignin Employing Atmospheric Pressure Microplasma Jet in Argon. Plasma Processes and Polymers, v. 10, n. 8, p. 670-678, AUG 2013. Web of Science Citations: 28.
SOUZA-CORREA, JORGE A.; OLIVEIRA, CARLOS; AMORIM, JAYR. Ozone decay on stainless steel and sugarcane bagasse surfaces. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL-APPLIED PHYSICS, v. 63, n. 1 JUL 2013. Web of Science Citations: 3.
SOUZA-CORREA, J. A.; RIDENTI, M. A.; OLIVEIRA, C.; ARAUJO, S. R.; AMORIM, J. Decomposition of Lignin from Sugar Cane Bagasse during Ozonation Process Monitored by Optical and Mass Spectrometries. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, v. 117, n. 11, p. 3110-3119, MAR 21 2013. Web of Science Citations: 22.
DE OLIVEIRA, ELIANE M.; DA COSTA, ROMARLY F.; SANCHEZ, SERGIO D'A.; NATALENSE, ALEXANDRA P. P.; BETTEGA, MARCIO H. F.; LIMA, MARCO A. P.; VARELLA, MARCIO T. DO N. Low-energy electron scattering by cellulose and hemicellulose components. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, v. 15, n. 5, p. 1682-1689, 2013. Web of Science Citations: 37.
DE OLIVEIRA, ELIANE M.; SANCHEZ, SERGIO D'A.; BETTEGA, MARCIO H. F.; NATALENSE, ALEXANDRA P. P.; LIMA, MARCO A. P.; VARELLA, MARCIO T. DO N. Shape resonance spectra of lignin subunits. Physical Review A, v. 86, n. 2 AUG 20 2012. Web of Science Citations: 17.

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