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dc.contributor.authorSitotaw, Yalew Woldeamanuel
dc.contributor.authorHabtu, Nigus G.
dc.contributor.authorGebreyohannes, Abaynesh Yihdego
dc.contributor.authorNunes, Suzana Pereira
dc.contributor.authorVan Gerven, Tom
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-25T08:45:27Z
dc.date.available2021-08-25T08:45:27Z
dc.date.issued2021-08-12
dc.date.submitted2021-03-31
dc.identifier.citationSitotaw, Y. W., Habtu, N. G., Gebreyohannes, A. Y., Nunes, S. P., & Van Gerven, T. (2021). Ball milling as an important pretreatment technique in lignocellulose biorefineries: a review. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. doi:10.1007/s13399-021-01800-7
dc.identifier.issn2190-6823
dc.identifier.issn2190-6815
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s13399-021-01800-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/670762
dc.description.abstractThe conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into bioethanol remains a challenging process due to the recalcitrant structure of lignocellulose. The presence of the sturdy lignin protective sheath, complex structure, and partial crystallinity of cellulose often reduces the enzymatic susceptibility of lignocellulosic biomass. Therefore, pretreatment is aimed to increase accessibility by improving the physicochemical properties and composition of lignocellulosic biomass. It is the first and the most critical step that needs to be carefully selected and designed to overcome the constraints and improve the overall efficiency of bioethanol production. In recent years, ball milling has been applied as an emerging technique to produce bioethanol from lignocellulosic biomass efficiently and in an environment-friendly manner. Furthermore, ball milling technique coupled with chemical and physicochemical pretreatments has been shown to facilitate lignin removal, reduce cellulose crystallinity, and increase the specific surface area which ultimately improves the digestibility of lignocellulosic biomass. Over the last decade, several reports have been published on the application of ball milling to intensify the pretreatment process. However, a compiled report showing the progress of the technology in bioethanol processing is absent. In this review, a critical analysis and evaluation of published works on ball milling and ball milling–assisted chemical/physicochemical pretreatments are presented. It also addresses the synergistic effects of combining ball milling and chemical/physicochemical treatments to bring desirable characteristics of lignocellulosic biomass that will eventually improve hydrolysis yield and reduce chemical and energy consumption in bioethanol production.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to acknowledge the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the German Government for their financial support.
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/10.1007/s13399-021-01800-7
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery
dc.titleBall milling as an important pretreatment technique in lignocellulose biorefineries: a review
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentNanostructured Polymeric Membrane Lab
dc.identifier.journalBiomass Conversion and Biorefinery
dc.rights.embargodate2022-08-12
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Chemical and Food Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemical Engineering, KU Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200F, B-3001, Leuven, Belgium
kaust.personGebreyohannes, Abaynesh Yihdego
kaust.personNunes, Suzana Pereira
dc.date.accepted2021-07-19
dc.identifier.eid2-s2.0-85112347259


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