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- Leh, Cheu Peng, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Biomass and bioenergy 2015 v.75 pp. 301-313
- Ceiba pentandra; alkali treatment; chemical analysis; chemical composition; chemical concentration; enzymatic hydrolysis; glucose; hemicellulose; kapok; raw materials; response surface methodology; scanning electron microscopes; scanning electron microscopy; temperature
- ... Kapok fibre is a promising raw material to produce sugar by enzymatic hydrolysis. In this work, effects of water, acid and alkaline pretreatments on the enzymatic sugar yield were studied through response surface methodology (RSM) and supported by the analysis of chemical compositions and physical structure of the fibre. For water pretreatment, reaction temperature and time were the independent va ...