Energy Research Journal

Bioethanol Production from Rice Straw

Nutawan Yoswathana, Phattayawadee Phuriphipat, Pattranit Treyawutthiwat and Mohammad N. Eshtiaghi

DOI : 10.3844/erjsp.2010.26.31

Energy Research Journal

Volume 1, Issue 1

Pages 26-31

Abstract

Problem statement: Rice straw has been treated with different chemical (acid, alkali) and physical (subcritical water, ultrasound) methods to convert lignocellulose material to sugar. In addition enzyme treatment of pretreated samples has been applied to improve the conversion of lignocellulose material in sugar. Approach: Sulfuric acid at concentration of 1-9% was applied for acid treatment. For alkali treatment was sodium hydroxide solution at concentration of 1-5% used. Subcritical water treatment carried out at 160

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© 2010 Nutawan Yoswathana, Phattayawadee Phuriphipat, Pattranit Treyawutthiwat and Mohammad N. Eshtiaghi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.