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Title: Morphological , anatomical and chemical characteristics of Leucaena leucocephala and its impact on pulp and paper making properties
Authors: Malik, R S
Dutt, Dharm
Tyagi, C H
Jindal, A K
Lakharia, L K
Keywords: Leucaena leucocephala;Pulp;Paper
Issue Date: Feb-2004
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract:  Scarcity of cellulosic fibrous raw materials in India has compelled to search for fast growing and high pulp yielding trees, which can he grown in all types of soils like semi and arid regions. Anatomical, morphological, and chemical studies of L. leucocephala show that It can sustain an adequate supply of raw materials for the pulp and paper industry. With some drawback, like the presence of Ca or Mg oxalates L. leucocephala has porous wood structures, longer fibre than that of other hard woods, high  holocellulose and α-cellulose and low lignin content with xylan type hemicellulose. Anatomy, morphology, and proximate chemical analys is of L. leucocephala are directly reflected to good quality and quantity of pulp, shorter cooking cycle and chemical dosing.
Page(s): 125-133
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.63(02) [February 2004]

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