Fractal-Based Research Approach for Lignocellulose-to-Ethanol Conversion

Congcong Chi, Mi Liu, Yahui Gong, Sufeng Zhang, Bin Zhang

Abstract


The microstructure of porous lignocellulose has irregularity, which represents self-similarity within the scope of a certain scale, and the conversion process of lignocellulose to bioethanol is complex. The fractal theory appears to be well suited to be an effective tool for describing and studying such irregularity and complexity. Why not introduce the fractal theory as a potentially efficient and effective way to describe the process? Here in this paper, the research development of fractal theory and its potential application in lignocellulose microstructure and enzymatic hydrolysis kinetics are discussed.

Keywords


Fractal theory; Lignocellulose; Bioethanol; Ultrastructure

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