Methods for the Chemical Analysis of Biomass Process Streams, Chapter 18

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    The accurate compositional analysis of biomass is crucial to advancing and commercializing the technology for biomass-to-fuels conversion. Researchers need reliable methods to analyze feedstocks, process intermediates, and end products from biomass conversion. Standard methods for lignocellulosic compositional analysis, including methods for extracting samples and for characterizing andquantifying moisture, lignin (acid-insoluble, acid-soluble, and total lignin), carbohydrates (segars, uronic acids, and hydrolysis degradation products), extractives (volatile and nonvolatile), ash, and metals are reviewed. The methods now used extensively to chemically analyze biomass, or having the greatest potential for future use, are emphasized.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Title of host publicationHandbook on Bioethanol: Production and Utilization
    EditorsC. E. Wyman
    StatePublished - 1996

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CH-422-6545


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