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IJCEA 2018 Vol.9(6): 194-199 ISSN: 2010-0221
doi: 10.18178/ijcea.2018.9.6.726

Process Optimization for Recovery of Reducing Sugar from Coconut Pith Using Sequential Hydrothermal Pretreatment and Enzymatic Saccharification

Marttin Paulraj Gundupalli, Nishanth Senthilkumar, and Debraj Bhattacharyya
Abstract—In this study, pith was hydrothermally pretreated using high pressure batch reactor under different conditions of time and temperature a) case I (2-10 min: 160-220oC); b) case II (10-60 min: 100-160oC). The enzymes used for this study were cellulase (97 FPU/ml) and β – glucosidase (5.1 CBU/mg). The hydrothermal pretreatment process was optimized using Response Surface Methodology (RSM). The solid residues collected after pretreatment were studied for morphological changes using XRD and SEM image evaluation. During the pretreatment step, the reducing sugar recovered was 14% for case I and 4% for case II. During the saccharification process, 43% and 16% of reducing sugar yield was observed for case I and case II, respectively. Total reducing sugar recovery (pretreatment and saccharification) of 57% (13.68 mg/g of dry pith biomass) was observed for pith pretreated under optimum condition for case I, which was higher the case II (20%).

Index Terms—Pretreatment, response surface methodology reducing sugar, saccharification.

M. P. Gundupalli and D. Bhattacharyya are with the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Kandi, Sangareddy, TS 502285 India (e-mail: ce14resch01010@iith.ac.in, debrajb@iith.ac.in).
N. Senthilkumar is with the Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, Trichy, TN 77005 India. (e-mail: nishu24997@gmail.com).

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Cite: Marttin Paulraj Gundupalli, Nishanth Senthilkumar, and Debraj Bhattacharyya, "Process Optimization for Recovery of Reducing Sugar from Coconut Pith Using Sequential Hydrothermal Pretreatment and Enzymatic Saccharification," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 194-199, 2018.

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