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Table 1 Total carbohydrate and lignin composition of the sugarcane bagasse before and after pretreatment

From: Production of bioethanol by bacterial co-culture from agro-waste-impacted soil through simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation of steam-exploded bagasse

Biomass Total carbohydrate (% dry weight) Cellulose Hemicellulose Lignin (% dry weight)
Untreated bagasse 70.3 ± 1.9 38.2 ± 1.3 31.4 ± 1.1 19.2 ± 1.2
SE pretreated bagasse 85.4 ± 2.33 79.5 ± 0.7 5.9 ± 0.4 4.2 ± 0.44
Acid pretreated bagasse 79.8 ± 4.6 72.3 ± 1.1 7.5 ± 0.6 6.9 ± 1.6
Alkali pretreated bagasse 80.21 ± 3.0 74.1 ± 0.8 6.1 ± 0.9 6.82 ± 0.83
  1. All values are mean ± SD for triplicate cultures