Extraction of cellulose from waste palm kernel and its hydrolysis to glucose

Author(s): Kasim Mohammed Hello

A new method has been demonstrated for the extraction of cellulose from waste Palm kernel cake using acid base treatment. The method was giving 19.19% of cellulose. The FT-IR of the extracted cellulose was shows the present of the main functional groups at the expected range. Cellulose extracted from waste Palm kernel cake was hydrolysed to glucose in 4 h, with 100 % of selectivity at 100 oC. The catalyst is stable during the hydrolysis.

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