Estudio del pretratamiento con agua caliente en fase líquida de la paja de trigo para su conversión biológica a etanol

  1. Jose Antonio Pérez Jiménez
Supervised by:
  1. Ignacio Ballesteros Perdices Director
  2. Paloma Manzanares Secades Director

Defence university: Universidad de Jaén

Fecha de defensa: 16 May 2008

  1. Valentín Pérez Herranz Chair
  2. Encarnación Ruiz Ramos Secretary
  3. Maria Jesús González Muñoz Committee member
  4. Marta Roldán Medina Committee member
  5. José Miguel Oliva Domínguez Committee member

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 218601 DIALNET lock_openRUJA editor


This work deals with the pretreatment of a lignocellulosic substrate such as wheat straw by the hydrothermal process Liquid Hot Water (LHW) for its biological conversion to ethanol by a simultaneous saccharification and fermentation process. The main goal is to optimize pretreatment conditions leading to maximum release and recovery of fermentable sugars in the two fractions generated after pretreatment: water insoluble solids (WIS) and liquid fraction. The work has been performed by using design of experiments methodology in successive stages. Changes in the composition of WIS and liquid fractions, as well as in the digestibility of cellulose contained in WIS in relation to the raw material, were used as response variables to the pretreatment factors.