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|Title:||Bioethanol production from acid pretreated water hyacinth by separate hydrolysis and fermentation|
Janu, Kanakambaran Usha
Sukumaran, Rajeev K
|Abstract:||This study evaluated water hyacinth as feedstock for bioethanol production. Among different organic and mineral acids tested on pretreatment of water hyacinth, H<sub>2</sub>SO<sub>4</sub> was found to be effective. Structural changes before and after pretreatment were evaluated by SEM, FTIR and XRD analysis. Various process parameters on hydrolysis of H<sub>2</sub>SO<sub>4</sub> pretreated water hyacinth were optimized. Under optimized conditions, bioethanol (0.292% w/v) was obtained with an actual efficiency of 59.3%.|
|ISSN:||0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||JSIR Vol.70(02) [February 2011]|
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