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Table 1 Summary of Miscanthus pretreatment data reported in the literature

From: Rapid selection and identification of Miscanthus genotypes with enhanced glucan and xylan yields from hydrothermal pretreatment followed by enzymatic hydrolysis

Pretreatment Overall conversion*, % Ref.
Glucan Xylan
ball-milling: NaCl/glacial acetic acid, 70°C, 1 h 100 90.6 [15]
ammonia fiber expansion: 60°C, 5 min 96 81 [16]
one step extrusion/NaOH: solid to liquid ratio of 1:6, NaOH 12%(w/w) pretreatment at 70°C for 4 h 69 38 [14]
ethanol organosolv process 98 73 [17]
diluted acid explosion: 0.75% H2SO4 at 100°C for 14 h; atmospheric air/H2O2 wet explosion with solid loading 15% at 170°C under 200 bar for 5 min air 61.3 94.9 [18]
H2O2 63.7 82.4
alkaline peroxide: (50°C, 24 h), electrolyzed water at 121°C for 50 min 84 N/A [19]
  1. * Overall conversion refers to total conversion resulted from pretreatment and sequential enzymatic hydrolysis on the basis of original glucan or xylan content of raw Miscanthus.