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Sustainable Degradation of Lignocellulosic Biomass - Techniques, Applications and Commercialization

Edited by Anuj K. Chandel and Silvio Silvério da Silva, ISBN 978-953-51-1119-1, 284 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published May 15, 2013 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1490
Edited Volume

This book provides important aspects of sustainable degradation of lignocellulosic biomass which has a pivotal role for the economic production of several value-added products and biofuels with safe environment. Different pretreatment techniques and enzymatic hydrolysis process along with the characterization of cell wall components have been discussed broadly. The following features of this book attribute its distinctiveness: This book comprehensively covers the improvement in methodologies for the biomass pretreatment, hemicellulose and cellulose breakdown into fermentable sugars, the analytical methods for biomass characterization, and bioconversion of cellulosics into biofuels. In addition, mechanistic analysis of biomass pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis have been discussed in details, highlighting key factors influencing these processes at industrial scale.