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Table 1 Overview of pretreatment experiments and experimental conditions

From: Steam explosion pretreatment of softwood: the effect of the explosive decompression on enzymatic digestibility

T/°C p abs/bar t/min log R 0/– Δp explosion/bar
184 11 5 3.2 10
184 11 5 3.2 2.5a
210 19 5 3.9 18
210 19 5 3.9 2.5a
235 31 2.5 4.4 30
235 31 5 4.7 30
235 31 10 5.0 30
235 31 15 5.2 30
235 31 20 5.3 30
235 31 2.5 4.4 2.5a
235 31 5 4.7 2.5a
235 31 10 5.0 2.5a
235 31 15 5.2 2.5a
235 31 20 5.3 2.5a
235 31 10 5.0 5
235 31 10 5.0 7.5
235 31 10 5.0 10
235 31 10 5.0 15
235 31 10 5.0 20
235 31 10 5.0 25
  1. aExperiments with a Δp of 2.5 bar are referred to as experiments “without explosion”