Disposal of Cellulosic Waste Materials by Enzymatic Hydrolysis
ARMY NATICK LABS MA NATICK
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The paper summarizes studies on pollution abatement by enzymatic conversion of waste cellulose to useful products. Cellulose is the major component of card board boxes, kraft paper, paper bags, correspondence paper, and newspring, or any other product of wood pulp or cotton. One approach has been the direct conversion of cellulose to animal protein by ruminant feeding, or to single cell protein by growing bacteria or fungi on cellulose. The authors approach has been a different one. Cellulose was converted to glucose by acid or enzymatic hydrolysis.
- Physical Chemistry
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control