Aqueous extraction of pectin from sisal waste.

  title={Aqueous extraction of pectin from sisal waste.},
  author={Jener David Gonçalves Santos and Alexandre F Espeleta and Alexsandro Branco and Sandra Aparecida de Assis},
  journal={Carbohydrate polymers},
  volume={92 2},
In this work, sisal waste was used as a source of pectin. Sisal is known worldwide as a source of hard fibres, and Brazil is the largest producer of sisal, producing more than 246,000 tonnes. However, the process of removing the fibres of the sisal leaf generates 95% waste. This study investigated the effect of the liquid/solid ratio (%), time (min), and temperature (°C) on the yield of the pectin obtained from sisal waste by attractive environmentally friendly process. A statistical Box… CONTINUE READING
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