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From: Simultaneous enzymatic saccharification and comminution for the valorization of lignocellulosic biomass toward natural products

Fig. 1

Large-scale SESC system. The vessel contains 0.5-mm zirconia particles for comminution. Ten liters of 10% aqueous slurry (wood powder, enzyme and buffer) recirculate continuously from the tank through the vessel. The vessel contents are subjected to rotational grinding action and the centrifugal force generated facilitates bead separation by a screen near the outlet. Around 3-h of treatment is necessary to achieve a particle size of < 1 μm

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