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Toward the shell biorefinery: processing crustacean shell waste using hot water and carbonic acid

Yang, Huiying and Gözaydın, Gökalp and Nasaruddin, Ricca Rahman and Har, Jie Ren Gerald and Xi, Chen and Wang, Xiaonan and Yan, Ning (2019) Toward the shell biorefinery: processing crustacean shell waste using hot water and carbonic acid. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 7. pp. 5532-5542. ISSN 2168-0485

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Abstract

Biomass fractionation is a prerequisite for almost any biorefinery process. Yet, a cost-effective and environmentally benign approach to separate biomass feedstock into valuable fractions remain a challenge. Herein we introduce a new fractionation method to extract high-value chitin from crustacean shell (e.g., shrimp shell) using hot water for deproteinization and carbonic acid for demineralization (termed as the HOW-CA process). This method features high deproteinization and demineralization efficiencies (>90%), and the whole process is accomplished within hours. The desired final product chitin exhibits a high purity. This work addresses the major problems associated with the current industrial practice including the employment of corrosive reagents, the destructive removal of a useful component, and the generation of a large amount of waste. Economic and life cycle analyses imply that the HOW-CA process is superior to the conventional method, offering both economic and environmental benefits

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8629/72519
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chitin, Shrimp shell, Deproteinization, Demineralization, Hot water treatment, Life-cycle analysis
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP155 Chemical engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP368 Food processing and manufacture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Ricca Rahman Nasaruddin
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 14:28
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 16:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72519

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