The dilute sulfuric acid hydrolysis of annual rye grass (Lolium
multiflorum) straw was investigated. The straw was hydrolyzed in a
stainless steel pressure bomb at 121° C, 135° C, and 150° C with
0.5 to 3.0 percent sulfuric acid for time periods up to 40 minutes.
These conditions resulted in...
Post-harvest open field burning of straw has been a common
practice of waste disposal and field sanitation for the grass seed
industries in the Willamette Valley for over 20 years. This practice
has resulted in excessive air pollution. Acceptable new techniques
are needed for disposal and or utilization of straw....