Production of levulinic acid and other chemicals from sugarcane fibre

Rackemann, Darryn W. (2014) Production of levulinic acid and other chemicals from sugarcane fibre. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Lignocellulosics represent a renewable resource for producing fuels and chemicals as an alternative to fossil resources. This study utilised an organic acid catalyst and a co-solvent to develop an environmentally friendly processing technology for the production of levulinic acid and furfural from a waste material, sugarcane fibre.

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ID Code: 72741
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Doherty, William & Bartley, John
Additional Information: Thesis embargoed until 13 June 2016.
Keywords: levulinic acid, furfural, ethylene glycol, solvolysis, bagasse, ester, sulfonic acid, lignocellulosics
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2014 02:33
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 02:23

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