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Characterization of the Baobab fruit shells as adsorbtion material

Mustafa, Monawar Munjid and Kabbashi, Nassereldeen Ahmed and Al-Khatib, Ma An Fahmi Rashid and Alam, Md. Zahangir (2016) Characterization of the Baobab fruit shells as adsorbtion material. In: 4th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2016 (ICBioE 2016), 25th-27th July 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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The Baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) is a large iconic tree indigenous to Africa where it is found in many countries. The Baobab tree has various uses, as it produces food and non-food products such as medicines, fuel, timber and fodder. This research is focused on the characterization of the Baobab fruit shells in terms of lignin (54.08%), cellulose (24.87%) and hemicellulose (21.05%) content, as well as proximate analysis such as ash content (5.17%), moisture content (6.48%), volatile matter (86.73%) and carbon content (1.22%). This assessment will play a vital role in exploring the benefits of utilizing baobab fruit shells in the production of activated carbon as well as set a foundation for future research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4286/51694 (ISBN: 978-983-42978-8-6)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Baobab; lignin; cellulose; hemicellulose
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Ma'an Alkhatib
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2016 10:05
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 16:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51694

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