Matrix Disintegration

The following activities “Matrix Disintegration” focuses on the removal of the non-cellulosic fraction.

The following activities “Matrix Disintegration” focuses on the removal of the non-cellulosic fraction through further treatment with supercritical CO2 in combination with enzymes (for hemicellulose hydrolysis) and high frequency ultrasound. The effect of all these three methods will be assessed individually and in combination and their impact will be evaluated by careful analysis of both solid and liquid fraction composition and solid fraction structure. The optimum combination of methods will be integrated with the cavitational pretreatment in WP1 in the final conceptual design for the pretreatment step.