Increased bioconversion of pretreated wastepaper to sugars by successive treatment with cellulase from Penicillium funiculosum and Trichoderma reesei

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Abstract

Used paper materials were treated with cellulase from Penicillium funiculosum and Trichoderma reesei to bioconvert their cellulose component to reducing sugars. Saccharification was increased by milling this wastepaper into a fine powder prior to cellulase catalyzed hydrolysis and successive treatment with fresh cellulase also exceeded prolonged degradation. Maximum bioconversion was observed when T. reesei cellulase was used as the initial enzyme system during successive hydrolyses of pretreated foolscap paper and filter paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-210
Number of pages5
JournalAustralasian Biotechnology
Volume9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1999

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