Accession Number:

ADD002195

Title:

Enzymatic Saccharification of Cellulose.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-02-15

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This invention relates to a novel process for the rapid and complete hydrolysis of cellulose into glucose, cellobiose, and other simple sugars and for the separation of the sugar products free of the other reactants. A method of enzymatically converting cellulose to simple sugars wherein finely divided dry cellulose, less than 150 micron particle size, is combined with a concentrated cellulase enzyme solution obtained from Trichoderma viride QM 9123 to form a slurry having a cellulose solids content of 10 to 30 percent, and after hydrolysis the soluble sugar components are removed by pressure filtration through a molecular sieve membrane without any enzyme passing in the effluent.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition
  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE