2. In collaboration with our experimental partners, we developed and validated a multiscale model that enables tracking the spatial and temporal evolution of biomass.
3. Since key process outputs such as Kappa number, lignin/cellulose degree of polymerization, lignin monomer ratio, and other cell wall properties are not directly measurable during operation, we designed a model-based feedback controller to estimate these variables and obtain the desired product quality.
S. Pahari, J. Kim, H.-K. Choi, M. Zhang, A. Ji, C.G. Yoo, and J.S.-I. Kwon, “Multiscale kinetic modeling of biomass fractionation in an experiment: Understanding individual reaction mechanisms and cellulose degradation”, Chem. Eng. J., 2023, 467, 143021. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2023.143021