From hazardous waste to valuable raw material: Hydrolysis of CCA-treated wood for the production of chemicals

Maija Hakola, Anne Kallioinen, Markku Leskelä, Timo Repo (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

Solid wood, metal finnish: Instead of burning waste wood treated with chromated copper arsenite (CCA) or disposing of it in landfills, the CCA‐treated wood can be used as a raw material for the production of chemicals. Catalytic or alkaline oxidation together with very mild sulfuric acid extraction produces an easily enzymatically hydrolyzable material. Usage as a raw material for the chemical industry in this manner demonstrates a sustainable and value‐added waste management process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-815
JournalChemSusChem
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • biomass
  • cargohydrates
  • enzymes
  • hydrolysis
  • transition metals

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