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Solvent Assisted Cellulose Depolymerisation

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posted on 2019-07-02, 02:49 authored by Vasudha Kotia
In this thesis, a novel one pot process for lignocellulosic biomass valorization and biofuel production has been developed. Five sources of lignocellulose are utilized to produce biofuel, namely castor stalk, spent coffee grounds, coffee husks, Eucalyptus globulus wood and cotton gin trash. Ionic liquids (ILs) are used as pretreatment solvents for LCB because of several favorable properties including, low vapour pressure, high solubility of cellulose and tunability. Various factors impacting the process economics of biofuel production from biomass are also studied in detail e.g., biomass loading, particle size etc. to optimize a process which is economically more favorable.

History

Campus location

India

Principal supervisor

Antonio Frank Patti

Additional supervisor 1

Santosh B Noronha

Additional supervisor 2

Douglas Robert Macfarlane

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

Chemistry

Additional Institution or Organisation

IITB

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Science

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