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Title: Preservation of bagasse by an alternative cost-effective and eco-friendly approach
Authors: Yadav, K R
Chaudhari, A B
Sharma, R K
Kothari, R M
Keywords: Bagasse preservation
ozone exposure
cellulose degradation
Issue Date: Sep-2004
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeB27 K 9/00
Abstract: A practicable, cost-effective and eco-friendly protocol of bagasse preservation for six months has been evolved. It envisages exposure of 4 ppm ozone once per month on 200 kg bagasse covered with polythene sheet. It afforded substantial (87%) reduction of bacterial, fungal and yeast count, concomitantly retaining initial properties of fiber, largely arresting degradation of cellulose and hemi-cellulose content and thereby maximally retaining initial brightness (reduction by meager 5.7%).
Page(s): 626-631
ISSN: 0975-0991 (Online); 0971-457X (Print)
Source:IJCT Vol.11(5) [September 2004]

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