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A economically viable method for producing sugars using concentrated acid hydrolysis of biomass containing cellulose and hemicellulose is disclosed. The cellulose and hemicellulose in the biomass is first decrystallized and then hydrolyzed to produce a hydrolysate containing both sugars and acid. Silica and silicates present in the biomass can then be removed for further processing. The remaining solids are then subjected to a second decrystallization if necessary and a second hydrolyzation to optimize the sugar yields.

Title
Strong acid hydrolysis of cellulosic and hemicellulosic materials
Application Number
38628
Publication Number
5597714
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
January 28, 1997
Inventor
John E Cuzens
Santa Ana
CA, US
William A Farone
Irvine
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Arkenol
CA, US
IPC
B01J 3/00
C12P 19/02
C12P 19/12
C13K 1/02
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