Purification of Lignocellulose Hydrolysate by Org-Attapulgite/(Divinyl Benzene-Styrene-Methyl Acrylate) Composite Adsorbent

Silan Shi, Hairong Zhang, Chao Huang, Xiaoqing Lin, Xinde Chen


The purification of lignocellulose hydrolysate is crucial for the efficient conversion of lignocellulose. In this study, weak polar poly(styrene-divinyl benzene-methyl acrylate) (PSDM) and composite absorbent org-attapulgite/poly(styrene-divinyl benzene-methyl acrylate) (PSDM-T) were prepared in situ by suspension polymerization for the detoxification of mixed hydrolysate. The org-attapulgite (O-A-T) used was functionalized with the silane coupling agent KH-570. The effect of O-A-T mass on PSDM-T was investigated. The results showed that the addition of a moderate mass of O-A-T improved the pores of PSDM-T and adsorption abilities. Furfural and 5-HMF (FS), total weak acids (WA), and soluble lignin (SL) were removed simultaneously. The adsorption capacities of PSDM-T for FS, WA and SL were 37.5 mg/g, 34.3 mg/g, and 87.7 mg/g, respectively. Correspondingly, their removal extents (R) were 72.6%, 18.1%, and 52.3%. The adsorption abilities of the PSDM-T for mixed hydrolysate was better than AB-8 (a commonly-used adsorption resin). The total decolorization rates (D) greater than 63%. The absorption property retains high adsorption activity after two cycles.


Lignocellulose hydrolysate; Purification; Preparation; Composite adsorbent

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