Study on the Rice Straw Pretreated with NaOH for Biogasification
In this study, Box-Behnken design (BBD) and response surface analysis (RSA) methodology were employed to plan experiments and optimize the NaOH pretreatment of rice straw. Experimental results showed that concentration of NaOH (CS), treatment time (TT) and ratio of rice straw with NaOH (RS) were main factors governing the biogasification of rice straw. The polynomial equation describing the biogasification as a simultaneous function of the CS, TT and RS was confirmed. The FTIR analysis and SEM images of straws further confirmed that NaOH could disrupt the silicified waxy surface, break down the lignin-hemicellulose complex and partially remove silicon and lignin from the pretreated rice straw.
Huaiying Zhou, Tianlong Gu, Daoguo Yang, Zhengyi Jiang, Jianmin Zeng
J. Y. Li et al., "Study on the Rice Straw Pretreated with NaOH for Biogasification", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 197-198, pp. 140-146, 2011