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Recovery and characterisation of valuable by-products from glycerol-based biorefinery process

Study level

PhD

Faculty/Lead unit

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Dr Zhanying Zhang
Position
Senior Research Fellow
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty

Overview

Glycerol is a low-cost and effective organic solvent to pretreat lignocellulosic biomass for enhancing the yields of fermentable sugars.

In the glycerol pretreatment process, it also generates a number of sugar derivatives and lignin depolymerisation products. Some of these by-products can be used in the biological, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries and, as such, have value being extracted from the process.

Outcomes

This project aims to uncover methods to recover and characterise valuable by-products from the glycerol-based biorefinery process.

Scholarships

You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.

Annual scholarship round

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