Philip Engel, Benjamin Bonhage, Douglas Pernik, Roberto Rinaldi, Patrick Schmidt, Helene Wulfhorst, Antje Spieß:
Population balance modelling of homogeneous and heterogeneous cellulose hydrolysis
In: E.N. Pistikopoulos, M.C. Georgiadis, A.C. Kokossis (Eds.): Computer-Aided chemical engineering, 1316-1320
Chemical or enzymatic cellulose hydrolysis makes earth’s most abundant natural resource, lignocellulose, available for further processing to chemicals, materials, or fuels. In this contribution, population balance models are evaluated with respect to their ability to describe the kinetics of depolymerisation in a mechanistically sound way for both chemical and enzymatic cellulose hydrolysis. This integrative approach should support the rational development and optimisation of these processes in future.
Population balance modelling, renewable resources, cellulose hydrolysis, solid acid catalyst, cellulase