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Table 4 Comparison of hemicellulose solubilization techniques (WIS – Water insoluble solids)

From: Techno-economic comparison of ethanol and electricity coproduction schemes from sugarcane residues at existing sugar mills in Southern Africa

Dilute acid hydrolysis
  Hemicellulose WIS Solubilisation Yield
  % % % g/100 g
Aguilar et al.[67] 21 10 92 19.0
Canilha et al.[19] 26 - 62 15.9
Tricket [68] 30 19 71 21.3
Diedericks et al.[48] 24 30 75 18
Lavarack et al.[69] 28 20 72 20.0
Steam Explosion
  Hemicellulose WIS Solubilisation Yield
  % % % g/100 g
Rudolf et al.[26] (SO2 catalysed) 26 50 87 23
Carrasco et al.[70] (SO2 catalysed) 24 50 57 16
Ferreira-Leitao et al.[71] (CO2 catalysed) 23 50 63 14
Laser et al.[72] (uncatalysed) 26 50 91 24
Rocha et al.[73] (uncatalysed) 25 50 82 21
Oliveira et al.[49] (uncatalysed) (trash) 29 15 93 27