Cellulose fibers with lengths from 2 mm to 20 cm were extracted from cornhusks. These fibers are suitable for various applications, e.g., as textiles, composites, and fiber reinforced foams, and also as a source for ethanol. A unique fiber extraction process using chemicals and enzymes was developed, which was low cost and eco friendly. The extracted fibers contained ∼ 80 % cellulose and ∼ 25 % fiber yield could be obtained from the cornhusks. The economics of producing cellulose from cornhusks in relation to the various end use applications were evaluated. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 228th ACS National Meeting (Philadelphia, PA, 8/22-26/2004).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts|
|State||Published - 2004|
|Event||Abstracts of Papers - 228th ACS National Meeting - Philadelphia, PA, United States|
Duration: Aug 22 2004 → Aug 26 2004
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)