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An Interactive Algorithmic Procedure For Optimal Processing Of Biomass Waste

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030931

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

578.71 kb

Author(s)

F.A. Batzias, N. Abatzoglou & D.K. Sidiras

Abstract

An interactive algorithmic procedure for optimal processing of biomass waste F. A. ~atzias', N. ~ b a t z o ~ l o u ~ & D. K. ~idiras' I Department of Industrial Management and Technology, University of Piraeus, 80 Karaoli & Dimitriou, 18534 Piraeus, Greece 2 Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Universite' de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke (Quibec), Canada Abstract Agricultural crop residues are usually left in the field or accumulated during sorting and cleaning of the product. One of the main difficulties in choosing the most appropriate method of valorising this by-product is the variability of the raw materials as well as their composition. Several strategies and technologies of valorisation are available; the most promising are the continuous Simultaneous Saccharification and Extractive Fermentation (SSEF) and the two-stage continuous acid hydrolysis and fermentation. Although the proposed method is general and can be applied to any technology the SSEF is used in this work as an example. To overcome t

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