Research Article | Volume: 4, Issue: 4, July-August, 2016

Bioconversion of waste newspaper into fermentable sugars at different temperatures with different Aspergillus niger cellulase concentrations

J Boitumelo M Sibiya J Pieter H van Wyk   

Open Access   

Published:  Aug 21, 2016

DOI: 10.7324/JABB.2016.40408
Abstract

Used newspaper is a major component of wastepaper that forms part of waste cellulosic materials which exhibits the potential to be developed as a resource of bio-energy. An initial step in utilizing the bio-energy potential of used newspaper is to bioconvert the cellulose compound into fermentable sugars such as glucose. This step can be performed with a hydrolytic enzyme such as cellulase from A. niger. Various amounts of used wastepaper have been treated with different concentrations of cellulase from A. niger at different incubation temperatures. Optimum degradation was observed at 50°C with the highest cellulase concentration and during degradation of the highest amount of wastepaper incubated.


Keyword:     Cellulose cellulase newspaper sugars bioenergy A. niger.


Citation:

Sibiya JBM, Wyk JPH. Bioconversion of waste newspaper into fermentable sugars at different temperatures with different Aspergillus niger cellulase concentrations. J App Biol Biotech. 2016; 4 (04): 069-074. DOI: 10.7324/JABB.2016.40408

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