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Research Publications in journals:
Comparative Chemical Analysis of the Rind and Pith of Totora (Schoenoplectus californicus) Stems
Year:2018
Research Areas
  • Engineering
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Abstract
Totora (Schoenoplectus californicus (C.A. Mey.) Soják) is a sedge that grows in lakes and marshes in America and some of the Pacific Islands. The hypothesis tested was that the rind and pith of totora stems have different chemical characteristics. A higher ash content on the pith (7.81% vs. 6.36%) may indicate strategies of the plant to reinforce the aerenchyma tissue and clarify the storage mechanism of compounds by bio mineralization. Almost double acid-insoluble lignin content in the rind (16.42% vs. 8.90%) may indicate the potential optimization of industrial procedures such as paper production by using specific tissues of the plant.
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Title
Journal of Natural Fibers
ISBN
1544-0478
Impact factor JCR
1,076
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Month
SIN MES
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Participants
  • Autor: Juan Fernando Hidalgo Cordero (UPM)
  • Autor: Esteban Revilla
  • Autor: Justo Garcia Navarro (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Sostenibilidad en la Construcción y en la Industria
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
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