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Characterization of the pre-treated biomass of Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth) for the second generation ethanol production

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Bronzato, G. R. F. [1] ; Ziegler, S. M. [2] ; Silva, R. C. [1] ; Cesarino, I. [1] ; Leao, A. L. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Sch Agr, BR-18610307 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Hohenheim, Lebensmittelwissensch & Biotechnol, Stuttgart - Germany
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS; v. 655, n. 1, SI, p. 224-235, 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth), is considered an aquatic pest. An alternative to solve the excess water hyacinth problem is to use the biomass for second generation ethanol. This process can be divided into: collection of biomass pre-treatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, fermentation and distillation. Some chemical processes for pre-treatment of biomass water hyacinths were evaluated to determine which procedure degrades the greater amount of lignin and hemicellulose which least affects the cellulose. Characterization was made from the analysis techniques: TG-DTA, XRD and FTIR. The results revealed that the biomass to water hyacinth the most efficient pre-treatment is chemical hydrolysis with sulfuric acid. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/02136-2 - Development of advanced materials based on graphene and metal nanoparticles for analysis of antibiotic in wastewater
Grantee:Ivana Cesarino
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/21395-9 - Hydrolysis of Aguapé (water hyacinth) aiming the ethanol production
Grantee:Alcides Lopes Leao
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Regular Program Grants