Mandarin peel wastes pretreatment with steam explosion for bioethanol production

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Bioresource Technology
  • Volumen: 101
  • Número: 10
  • Fecha: 01 May 2010
  • Páginas: 3506-3513
  • ISSN: 09608524
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2009.12.063
  • Document Type: Article
The mandarin (Citrus reticulata L.) citrus peel wastes (MCPW) were studied for bioethanol production, obtaining also as co-products: d-limonene, galacturonic acid, and citrus pulp pellets (CPP). The steam explosion pretreatment was analysed at pilot plant level to decrease the hydrolytic enzymes requirements and to separate and recover the d-limonene. The effect of steam explosion on MCPW lignocellulosic composition was analyzed by means thermogravimetric analysis. The d-limonene contents and their influence on ethanol production have been also studied, while concentration of sugars, galacturonic acid and ethanol have been analysed to measure the saccharification and fermentation (HF and SSF) processes efficiency obtained by MCPW steam explosion pretreatment. Ethanol contents of 50-60 L/1000 kg raw MCPW can be obtained and CPP yields can be regulated by means the control of enzymes dose and the steam explosion pretreatment which can significantly reduce the enzymes requirements. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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