Without any pretreatment (energy-saving) and catalyst (environment-friendly), 99% of wood could be dissolved and hydrolyzed in hot compressed water within several seconds (quickly). Wood particles were rapidly dissolved firstly upon fast heated, and then hydrolyzed into sugars in the hot compressed water. Professor Zhen Fang (http://brg.groups.xtbg.ac.cn/) proposed and built up a controllable reactor for hydrolyzing wood continuously, which could convert wood to sugars quickly and continuously. This made industrialized production of wood hydrolysis possible.

  Related research results were published in the International journal “Bioresource Technology” (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2010.10.063), and file a patent. Meanwhile, Professor Zhen Fang wrote an English monograph about rapid dissolution and hydrolysis of organic materials (including biomass) in hot compressed water, which was published by an international publisher.


Related references:

1. Zhen Fang*, Noncatalytic Fast Hydrolysis of Wood, Bioresource Technology, 102, 3587-3590 (2011). (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2010.10.063)

2. Zhen Fang*. A method for rapid dissolve and hydrolysis of lignocellulose and its equipment and application. (201010297515.4, in pending)

3. Zhen Fang (author). Complete dissolution and oxidation of organic wastes in water, VDM Verlag,Germany, ISBN: 9783639144246, paperback, 192 pages, April 2009.


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