Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Vol.184, No.4, 1441-1452, 2018
Comparison of One-Stage Batch and Fed-Batch Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Pretreated Hardwood for the Production of Biosugar
Fed-batch method has shown a great promise in debottlenecking the high-solid enzymatic hydrolysis for the commercialization of cellulosic biosugar conversion for biofuel/biochemical production. To further improve enzymatic hydrolysis efficiency at high solid loading, fed-batch methods of green liquor-pretreated hardwood were performed to evaluate their effects on sugar recovery by comparing with one-stage batch method in this study. Among all the explored conditions, the fed-batch at 15% consistency gave higher sugar recovery on green liquor-pretreated hardwood compared to that of one-stage batch. By using general linear model analysis, the percentage of enzymatic sugar recovery in fed-batch consistency method (increasing consistency from the initial 10.7 to 15% at intervals of 24 and 48 h) was higher than that of batch hydrolysis at higher density of 15% consistency. Under that best fed-batch condition, the total sugar recovery of pretreated hardwood in enzymatic hydrolysate reached approximately 48.41% at CellicA (R) enzyme loading of 5 filter-paper unit (FPU)/g and 58.83% at CellicA (R) enzyme loading of 10 FPU/g with a hydrolysis time of 96 h.