Preservation of bagasse by an alternative cost-effective and eco-friendly approach

Abstract

A practicable, cost-effective and eco-friendly protocol of bagasse preservation for six months has been evolved. It envisages exposure of 4 ppm ozone once per month on 200 kg bagasse covered with polythene sheet. It afforded substantial (87%) reduction of bacterial, fungal and yeast count, concomitantly retaining initial properties of fiber, largely arresting degradation of cellulose and hemi-cellulose content and thereby maximally retaining initial brightness (reduction by meager 5.7%).

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@inproceedings{Yadav2010PreservationOB, title={Preservation of bagasse by an alternative cost-effective and eco-friendly approach}, author={Kaushik Raman Yadav and Ankita Chaudhari and Rajesh Kumar Sharma and Raman M Kothari}, year={2010} }