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Table 3 Kinetics of increase in monomeric sugar yields as a function of milling time

From: Gaseous ammonia pretreatment lowers the required energy input for fine milling-enhanced enzymatic saccharification of switchgrass

Switchgrass sample Sugar Rise time (t 1/2) (h)
Untreated Glucose 26.8
Untreated Xylose 31.4
10 % NH3, 160 °C, 1 h Glucose 4.66
10 % NH3, 160 °C, 1 h Xylose 3.75
20 % NH3, RT, 9 days Glucose 6.11
20 % NH3, RT, 9 days Xylose 5.95
  1. Exponential rise times (t 1/2) in 72-h saccharification yields as a function of ball milling time for gaseous ammonia-treated (160 °C and room temperature) and untreated UT-4a switchgrass (from Fig. 4)