How to get sugar from sawdust?

Published April 14, 2018

How to get sugar from sawdust?

Sugar from sawdust can be obtained by hydrolysis, that is, decomposition with water. This is a very common chemical process. Sawdust and other wood waste contain carbohydrate cellulose. From it in the hydrolysis plants glucose is prepared, which can be used in different ways. Most often it is converted into alcohol, the starting product for many chemical syntheses...

What is extraction?

Published December 16, 2018

What is extraction?

Extraction is a chemical process that is very common in industry. It is used in the chemical, oil refining, food, metallurgical, pharmaceutical and other industries. Scientifically, extraction refers to a method of extracting a substance from a solution or a dry mixture using a suitable solvent (extractant). Liquid extraction involves the transfer of one (or more) soluble substances contained...

Redox reactions

Published March 10, 2019

Redox reactions

In redox reactions, atoms of some substances attach electrons, while others give electrons. The first ones are called oxidizers, the second ones are reducing agents. We will show several experiments of redox reactions. For a fresh potato slice, drip with diluted iodine tincture: a blue color will appear. This starch contained in potatoes turns blue in the presence of free iodine...

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