1st Edition

Paper and Composites from Agro-Based Resources

ISBN 9781566702355
Published October 15, 1996 by CRC Press
464 Pages

USD $290.00

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Book Description

Sustainable development is an important concept underlying many of today's renewable resource policies. Agro-based resources, such as wood, make up a significant portion of modern renewable resources. While probably the most familiar example, wood is only one type of agromass in the vast world of photosynthetic resources. Paper and Composites from Agro-Based Resources explores the great number of options available for producing paper and composites. Using sound ecosystem management principles, the book discusses strategies for obtaining fiber from plant-based resources including agricultural crops and residues, grasses, and recycled agro-based resources, in addition to wood.

Table of Contents

Growth and Inventory
Introduction - Sustainable Fiber Supply, F. Werber and T. Hamilton
Inventory of Agro-Mass, G. White and C. Cook
Changes in Fiber Properties During the Growing Season, R. Rowell, J. Han, and S. Bisen
Improvement of Fiber Crops Using Genetics and Biotechnology, T. La Farge, S. Friedman, and C. Cook
Fiber Properties
Physical and Mechanical Properties of Agro-Based Fibers, T. Rials and M. Wolcott
Chemical Composition of Agro-Based Fibers, J. Han and J. Rowell
Pulp and Paper
Processing of Agro-Based Resources into Pulp and Paper, R. Young
Opportunities for Composites from Agro-Based Resources, R. Rowell
Processing into Composites, B. English, P. Chow, and D.S. Bajwa
Properties of Composite Panels, J. Youngquist, A. Krzysik, P. Chow, and R. Meimban
Packaging and Lightweight Structural Composites, T. Laufenberg
Chemical Modification of Agro-Resources for Property Enhancement, R. Rowell
Agro-Fiber/Thermoplastic Composites, A. Sanadi, D. Caulfield, and R. Jacobson
Filters, Sorbents, and Geotextiles, B. English

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