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Banerjee, S. (2011). "Glucose from paper mill sludge," BioRes. 6(4), 4739-4746.


Enzymatic hydrolysis of sludge from a bleached tissue mill generates glucose that can be sold as a product or sent to an ethanol plant. Hydrolysis rates using enzymes from two sources are reported, and a configuration for the industrial conversion of sludge to glucose is proposed. The system combines a set of stirred tank reactors with ash removal and membrane filtration to give a glucose concentrate. The economics of the conversion are attractive.
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