Catalytical conversion of carbohydrates into lactic acid via hydrothermal reaction

Zhen Wei, Fangming Jin, Guangyi Zhang, Shiping Zhang, Guodong Yao

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Abstract

This paper focuses on catalytical conversion of carbohydrates into lactic acid, under the hydrothermal conditions, which may have a promising future for its high speediness and effectiveness. The catalysis of ZnO was investigated to improve the lactic acid yields. The results showed that the lactic acid yields increased immensely by the addition of ZnO. The effects of the reaction time and the addition amount of ZnO on the conversion of carbohydrates to lactic acid were studied. The highest lactic acid yields reached up to 28% starting from glucose after the reaction time of 60 s under the conditions of 0.2 mmol ZnO, 300°C, the filling rate of 35%, and over 30% starting from fructose at the same temperature and filling rate when the reaction time of 40 s and 2.0 mmol ZnO were employed. The collaborative effects of ZnO and NaOH used as the catalysts together at the same time were also studied. Furthermore, the catalytic mechanism of ZnO in the hydrothermal conversion of carbohydrates into lactic acid was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Symposium on Aqua Science, Water Resource and Low Carbon Energy
Pages264-267
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event2nd International Symposium on Aqua Science, Water Resource and Low Carbon Energy - Sanya, China
Duration: 2009 Dec 72009 Dec 10

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1251
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other2nd International Symposium on Aqua Science, Water Resource and Low Carbon Energy
CountryChina
CitySanya
Period09/12/709/12/10

Keywords

  • Biomass
  • Catalysis
  • Hydrothermal conversion
  • Lactic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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