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Table 3 An overall comparison of the process results of steam-assisted and MW-assisted fractionation of SSB

From: Comparison of steam-assisted versus microwave-assisted treatments for the fractionation of sweet sorghum bagasse

Process result Steam-assisted MW-assisted
Solids recovery (%) 57.84 (±0.09) 52.04 (±0.76)
Reducing sugars in the hydrolysate (%) 22.62 (±1.10) 27.10 (±0.11)
Cellulose concentration in the residue (%) 68.29 (±0.31) 69.41 (±1.83)
Bulk density of the residue (kg/cm3) 314.5 (±11.37) 304.33 (±15.50)
Lignin recovery (%) 41.14 (±1.04) 40.05 (±0.65)
Lime recovery (%) 65.99 (±1.2) 71.85 (±2.48)
Isothermal treatment residence time (min) 196 143