An assessment of a number of different process flowsheets for bioethanol production was performed using dynamic model-based simulations. The evaluation employed diverse operational scenarios such as, fed-batch, continuous and continuous with recycle configurations. Each configuration was evaluated against the following benchmark criteria, yield (kg ethanol/kg dry-biomass), final product concentration and number of unit operations required in the different process configurations. The results has shown the process configuration for simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation (SSCF) operating in continuous mode with a recycle of the SSCF reactor effluent, results in the best productivity of bioethanol among the proposed process configurations, with a yield of 0.18 kg ethanol /kg dry-biomass.
|Title of host publication||32. National Meeting and First International Congress AMIDIQ|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||AMIDIQ 32nd National Meeting and 1st International Congress - Riviera Maya, Mexico|
Duration: 3 May 2011 → 6 May 2011
|Conference||AMIDIQ 32nd National Meeting and 1st International Congress|
|Period||03/05/2011 → 06/05/2011|