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Efficacy of a novel sequential enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass and inhibition characteristics of monosugars

Baksi, Sibashish, Ball, Akash K., Sarkar, Ujjaini, Banerjee, Debopam, Wentzel, Alexander, Preisig, Heinz A., Kuniyal, Jagdish Chandra, Birgen, Cansu, Saha, Sudeshna, Wittgens, Bernd, Markussen, Sidsel
International journal of biological macromolecules 2019 v.129 pp. 634-644
autoclaving, biomass, delignification, enzymatic hydrolysis, enzymes, glucose, hydrolysis, lignocellulose, models, sawdust
Efficient production of sugar monomers from lignocellulose is often hampered by serious bottle-necks in biomass hydrolysis. The present study reveals that ultra-sonication assisted pretreatment following autoclaving, termed as combined pretreatment, can lead to more efficient delignification of lignocellulosic biomass and an open, deformed polysaccharide matrix, found favorable for subsequent enzymatic hydrolysis, is formed. The pattern of inhibition for the enzymatic hydrolysis reaction on combined-pretreated saw dust is identified. Two main inhibition models (competitive and noncompetitive) are proposed and a better fit of experimental values with the theoretical values for the competitive inhibition model validates the proposition that in the present experiment, glucose inhibits the enzymes competitively. Additionally, accuracy of the inhibitory kinetics based models is estimated over a series of enzyme and substrate concentrations.