Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/15/2007
Publication Date: 3/31/2007
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.