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Table 2 Initial polysaccharide hydrolysis rates and final conversion efficiencies during the enzymatic digestion of sugarcane bagasse pretreated via an alkaline-sulfite chemithermomechanical process at increasing chemical loads

From: Fate of p-hydroxycinnamates and structural characteristics of residual hemicelluloses and lignin during alkaline-sulfite chemithermomechanical pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse

Sample Initial hydrolysis rate (% h−1) Polysaccharide conversion after 72 h of enzymatic digestion (%)
Glucan Xylan Glucan Xylan
2.5% Na2SO3 + 1.25% NaOH 2.6 ± 0.2 1.2 ± 0.2 31 ± 1 22 ± 1
5% Na2SO3 + 2.5% NaOH 8.0 ± 0.8 3.3 ± 0.7 58 ± 4 43 ± 3
10% Na2SO3 + 5% NaOH 9.9 ± 0.7 6.0 ± 0.6 96 ± 1 79 ± 1
Chlorite-delignified reference 11.7 ± 0.6 5.8 ± 0.3 100 ± 2 100 ± 2