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Hydrogen chloride gas phase hydrolysis of cellulose for ethanol production

Ho, G.E.ORCID: 0000-0001-9190-8812 (1984) Hydrogen chloride gas phase hydrolysis of cellulose for ethanol production. In: Szokolay, S.V., (ed.) Proceedings of 8th Biennieal Congress of the International Solar Energy Society. Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 2011-2015.



The hydrolysis of cellulose extracted from wheat straw, newspaper, as well as whole wheat straw was studied using hydrogen chloride as a hydrolysing agent. The results of the experiment investigation show that alphacellulose, which was hydrolysed, was stoichiometrically converted to glucose. The hydrolysis of the alphacellulose and the production and decomposition of the glucose followed first order reaction kinetics.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: Pergamon Press
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