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Flow-through Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass with Inorganic Nanoporous Membranes

A process for the pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass is provided. The process generally includes flowing water through a pretreatment reactor containing a bed of particulate lignocellulosic biomass to produce a pressurized, high-temperature hydrolyzate exit stream, separating solubilized compounds from the hydrolyzate exit stream using an inorganic nanoporous membrane element, fractionating the retentate enriched in solubilized organic components and recycling the permeate to the pretreatment reactor. The pretreatment process provides solubilized organics in concentrated form for the subsequent conversion into bio-fuels and other chemicals.

Inventors

ID: ID 201002406

License Status
  • Available For Licensing
Inventoring Institution
  • Dartmouth College
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Patent Application/Patent

ID 201002406: Flowthrough Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass with High-Temperature Nanoporous Membranes for Selective Separations



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