TT No. 170: Solvent-soda extraction of cellulose and lignin from oil palm biomass

Lignin is a phenolic polymeric complex that attaches with cellulose and hemicellulose. Whereas, cellulose is a linear polymer of glucose (six carbon sugar) and hemicellulose is a branched polymer of xylose (five carbon sugar). Extraction of these components from lignocellulosic materials, with minimal waste by-products and with environmentally friendly process, has to be taken into consideration in order to make it economically viable and acceptable.

Main Researcher:  Dr Astimar Abd Aziz       
Email: astimar