Jump to Main Content
- Leh, Cheu Peng, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Bioresource technology 2013 v.140 pp. 10-14
- Ceiba pentandra; acids; bioethanol; enzymatic hydrolysis; glucose; kapok; saccharification
- ... Various pretreatments on Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn. (kapok) fiber prior to enzymatic hydrolysis for sugar production were optimized in this study. The optimum conditions for water, acid, and alkaline pretreatments were 170°C for 45min, 120°C for 45min in 1.0% (v/v) H2SO4 solution and 120°C for 60min in 2.0% (v/v) NaOH solution, respectively. Among the three pretreatments, the alkaline pretreatme ...