Location: Plant Polymer Research
Title: Process for Obtaining Cellulose Acetate from Agricultural By-Products Authors
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 15, 2007
Publication Date: March 31, 2007
Citation: Biswas, A., Saha, B.C., Lawton Jr, J.W., Shogren, R.L., Willett, J.L. 2007. PROCESS FOR OBTAINING CELLULOSE ACETATE FROM AGRICULTURAL BY-PRODUCTS. Meeting Abstract. xx. Technical Abstract: A method of preparation of commercially useful product, cellulose acetate from discarded byproducts such as rice-straw, wheat hull and corn fiber will be discussed. This work will provide potential new markets and applications for low-value agricultural wastes and co-products. By converting the cellulose in these residues into cellulose acetate as opposed to saccharifying cellulose to glucose the overall cost of producing ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass may be reduced.