(196f) Hot-Water Extraction of Aspen Woodchips Prior to Pulping Conference: AIChE Annual MeetingYear: 2009Proceeding: 2009 AIChE Annual MeetingGroup: Forest and Plant Bioproducts DivisionSession: Chemical and Biological Processes for Woody Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals - I Time: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 10:15am-10:35am Authors: Lu, H., Sichuan University Amidon, T. E., State University of New York Liu, S., SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry This paper discusses the kinetic of hot-water extraction of Aspen woodchips. The Aspen woodchips are obtained from Alberta Pacific Forestry Industries, Inc., Boyle, Alberta. The extraction was carried out in hot-water at various temperatures and wood to water ratios. It has been observed that the level of extraction increases with increasing temperature and time. The wood to liquor ratio has little effect on the level of extraction for the range of parameters studied. Further studies were carried out for the pulping of the hot-water extracted woodchips.