Author(s): Miyafuji H, Danner H, Neureiter M, Thomasser C, Braun R
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Abstract Softwood hydrolysates were overlimed with wood ash to improve the fermentability of hydrolysates. It could be demonstrated in fermentation tests that wood ash treatment increases fermentability compared to the hydrolysates untreated and treated with alkaline compounds such as Ca(OH)(2), NaOH, and KOH, which are commonly used for overliming. The enhanced fermentability of the hydrolysate treated with wood ash is due to the reduction of the inhibitors of the fermentation such as furan and phenolic compounds and to nutrient effects of some inorganic components from the wood ash on the fermentation. Copyright 2003 Wiley Periodicals.
This article was published in Biotechnol Bioeng
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals