The aim of my work as a Link Fellow was to develop an analytical framework incorporating fluid mechanical, thermodynamics and kinetic factors to determine the feasible domains of hot water FT pretreatment. I addressed the mechanical complexities of arranging a bed of biomass for FT configuration and analyzed the energy requirements, capital costs and sugar dilution in order to realize the advantages of FT pretreatment at scale.
Archambault-Léger, Véronique, "Countercurrent Flowthrough Pretreatment of Cellulosic Biomass" (2015). Link Foundation Energy Fellowship Reports. 31.