In this study, Leucaena leucocephala wood was pretreated with aqueous glycerol having H2SO4 as the catalyst. Response surface methodology (RSM) and artificial neural network (ANN) were used to optimize the process parameters, catalyst concentration (1–3%), duration (120–300 min) and temperature (100–150 °C). ANN gave more accurate predictions for total reducing sugar yield than RSM. ANN also had lower...
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