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Technologies for Biochemical Conversion of Biomass by Lan Wang, Hongzhang Chen

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Chapter 4

Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Pretreated Biomass

Abstract

The key technologies in biochemical biomass conversion are how to degrade complex polysaccharides in the biomass polymer into monosaccharides efficiently and convert monosaccharides with special functions into biobased products. Compared with physical–chemical treatment methods, enzymatic hydrolysis method holds many advantages, such as mild conditions, no toxic degradation products, high sugar yield, low equipment cost, and high specificity. It plays an irreplaceable role in biological conversion of biomass. The previous section has carried out a detailed discussion on the physical structure and chemical characteristics of biomass resources. It lays the foundation for further enzyme ...

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