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Enyzmed pretreated empty palm fruit bunch for biofuel production

Saidina Amin, Nor Aishah and N., Ya'aini and M., Misson and R., Haron and M., Mohamed (2010) Enyzmed pretreated empty palm fruit bunch for biofuel production. Journal of Applied Sciences, 10 (12). 1181 - 1186. ISSN 1812-5654

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Lignin peroxidase (LiP) and manganese peroxidase (MnP) enzymes were used to pre-treat empty fruit bunch (EPFB) before pyrolysis. Statistical analysis indicated that at 71.6%, LiP demonstrated greater lignin degradation compared to 67.9% MnP. Interestingly, the pretreatment sample has resulted in higher bio-oil yield compared to the untreated sample. Both LiP-treated and MnP-treated EPFB yielded approximately 30 wt% of bio-oil compared to 20 wt% of yield for the untreated sample.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:empty palm fruit bunch, lignin degradation, enzymatic pretreatment, pyrolysis, upgrading
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:26168
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:28 Jun 2012 00:41
Last Modified:08 Feb 2017 06:36

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