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Title: Degumming of muga silk fabric by biosurfactant
Authors: Sarma, Mamata B
Gogoi, Subrata Borgohain
Devi, Depali
Goswami, B
Keywords: Critical Micelle Concentration (CMC);Degumming;Muga;Surface Tension
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: This study evaluates efficiency of reetha, a biodegradable natural surfactant in aqueous solution, to solubilize sericin and other foreign materials in Muga silk fabric. CMC value of reetha solution in aqueous medium was found to be 0.017 g/cc (1.7 wt %) and surface tension (ST) of aqueous medium remained constant at 38.6 mN/m. Under degumming trials, weight loss was found to be 18.28% at CMC value of reetha solution treated for 36 h at RT. It was observed that at CMC value of reetha solution, ST was least and degumming maximum.
Page(s): 270-272
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.71(04) [April 2012]

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