The Effect of Acid Hydrolysis and Enzymatic Saccharification in Bioethanol Production Process Using Fruit Peels

과일껍질을 이용한 바이오에탄올 생산 공정에서 산 가수분해 및 효소당화의 영향

  • Lee, Seung Bum (Department of Chemical Engineering, Dankook University) ;
  • Kim, Hyungjin (Department of Health & Environment, Kimpo College)
  • Received : 2014.09.16
  • Accepted : 2014.10.22
  • Published : 2014.12.10


The acid hydrolysis and enzymatic saccharification were carried out for the production of cellulosic ethanol. The possibility of bio-energy production from tangerine peel and apple and watermelon rind was evaluated by determining the optimum production condition. The optimum conditions for the production of cellulosic ethanol from fruit peel were as follows: the sulfuric acid concentration and reaction time of acid hydrolysis for the ethanol production from an apple rind were 20 wt% and 90 min, respectively. The concentration of sulfuric acid for tangerine peel and a watermelon rind at the hydrolysis time of 60 min were 15 wt% and 10 wt%, respectively. A viscozyme was proven as the best conversion for the ethanol production when using enzymatic saccharification from fruit peels. The optimum enzymatic saccharification time for tangerine peel and apple and watermelon rind were 60, 180, and 120 min, respectively.


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