Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology

Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology
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ISSN: 2157-7048


Yang Zhang

Yang Zhang


  • Research Article
    On Improved Mechanistic Modeling for Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Cellulose
    Author(s): Yang Zhang and Wen ZhouYang Zhang and Wen Zhou

    An improved model for enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose is developed that considers oligomer reactions with beta-glucanases, inhibition of oligomers to cellulases and enzyme decay processes during hydrolysis. Our oligomer reactions with beta-glucanases are modeled based on the enzymatic glucan chain fragmentation kinetics to describe the further fragmentation of oligomers in solution after being solubilized from the insoluble glucan chains. The inhibition effects on all cellulases by different types of cello-oligomers are then taken into account by competitive adsorption of cello-oligomers to the active site of cellulases, which is a critical factor contributing to the decrease in the rate of enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose. As another factor affecting the kinetics of cellulose hydrolysis process, enzyme decay factor is incorporated into the model as the typical first order decay pr.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7048.1000190

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