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Detoxification of furfural residues hydrolysate for butanol fermentation by Clostridium saccharobutylicum DSM 13864

Dong, Jin-Jun, Han, Rui-Zhi, Xu, Guo-Chao, Gong, Lei, Xing, Wan-Ru, Ni, Ye
Bioresource technology 2018 v.259 pp. 40-45
Clostridium saccharobutylicum, Maillard reaction products, activated carbon, butanol, corn steep liquor, fermentation, furfural, hydrolysates, phenolic compounds, proteins, solvents, toxicity
The toxicity of furfural residues (FRs) hydrolysate is a major obstacle in its application. This work focused on the detoxification of FRs hydrolysate and its application in butanol fermentation. Combination of activated carbon and resin 717 was appropriate for the detoxification of hydrolysate. Mixed sterilization of FRs hydrolysate and corn steep liquor (CSL) was better than the separate ones, since proteins in CSL could adsorb and remove toxic components during sterilization. The results further confirmed that simultaneous sterilization of activated carbon + resin and fermentation medium was more efficient for detoxification and butanol production, in which 76.4% of phenolic compounds and 99.3% of Maillard reaction products were removed, 8.48 g/L butanol and 12.61 g/L total solvent were obtained. This study provides feasible and economic approaches for the detoxification of FRs hydrolysate and its application in butanol production.