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New Biochemistry and Biotechnology Findings from Federal University Described (Modeling the Kinetics of Complex Systems: Enzymatic Hydrolysis of...

August 19, 2014



New Biochemistry and Biotechnology Findings from Federal University Described (Modeling the Kinetics of Complex Systems: Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Substrates)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- A new study on Biochemistry and Biotechnology is now available. According to news reporting originating in Sao Carlos, Brazil, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Lignocellulosic biomass is mainly composed of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin. Fuzzy logic, in turn, is a branch of many-valued logic based on the paradigm of inference under vagueness."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Federal University, "This paper presents a methodology, based on computational intelligence, for modeling the kinetics of a complex reactional system. The design of a fuzzy interpolator to model cellulose hydrolysis is reported, within the perspective of applying kinetic models in bioreactor engineering. Experimental data for various types of lignocellulosic materials were used to develop the interpolator. New experimental data from the enzymatic hydrolysis of a synthetic substrate, on the other hand, were used to validate the methodology."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The accuracy of the results indicates that this is a promising approach to extend the application of models fitted for specific situations to different cases, thus enhancing their generality."

For more information on this research see: Modeling the Kinetics of Complex Systems: Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Substrates. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2014;173(5):1083-1096. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology can be contacted at: Humana Press Inc, 999 Riverview Drive Suite 208, Totowa, NJ 07512, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology - www.springerlink.com/content/0273-2289/)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.A.G. Suarez, Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept. of Chem Engn, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil. Additional authors for this research include I.D. Cavalcanti-Montano, R.G.D. Marques, F.F. Furlan, P. Aquino, R.D. Giordano and R. de Sousa (see also Biochemistry and Biotechnology).

Keywords for this news article include: Brazil, Sao Carlos, South America, Biochemistry and Biotechnology

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