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Ethanol digestion of oil palm empty fruit bunches (OPEFB) fibres at a temperature between 165oC 180oC for 2 hr and at a solid-to-liquid ratio of 10:1, ethanol-to-water ratio of 1:1, and with or without 10% 1 N HCl and 1.25 M NaOH as catalysts was studied in order to prepare cellulose via ethanol pulping. The pulp produced was studied for yield, moisture(More)
Investigation on the thermal degradation characteristics and other properties of Jatropha Curcas L. (JCL), sewage sludge and their combination was carried out to assess their viability for bio-oil production. Proximate and ultimate analysis was conducted on all the samples. Volatile matter content for sewage sludge was in the range of 23 to 40 weight(More)
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