Factors affecting the pretreatment of biomass with gaseous ozone
Article first published online: 18 FEB 2004
Copyright © 1984 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 59–65, January 1984
How to Cite
Neely, W. C. (1984), Factors affecting the pretreatment of biomass with gaseous ozone. Biotechnol. Bioeng., 26: 59–65. doi: 10.1002/bit.260260112
- Issue published online: 18 FEB 2004
- Article first published online: 18 FEB 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 JUL 1983
Treatment of a wide variety of lignocellulosic biomass with gaseous ozone results in greatly enhanced susceptibility to cellulase enzyme hydrolysis and to digestion by rumen microorganisms so that it can be used as ruminant animal feed or for the production of glucose via enzymatic hydrolysis. By use of appropriate reaction conditions a useful degree of such pretreatment may be obtained in 1–2 h contact time with an ozone consumption of ca. 4–6% of the dry weight of the biomass.