Structure, morphology and thermal characteristics of banana nano fibers obtained by steam explosion.

@article{Deepa2011StructureMA,
  title={Structure, morphology and thermal characteristics of banana nano fibers obtained by steam explosion.},
  author={Balakrishnan Deepa and Eldho Abraham and Bibin Mathew Cherian and Alexander Bismarck and Jonny James Blaker and Laly A. Pothan and Alcides Lopes Le{\~a}o and Sivoney Ferreira de Souza and Muniasamy Kottaisamy},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={1988-97}
}
In this work, cellulose nanofibers were extracted from banana fibers via a steam explosion technique. The chemical composition, morphology and thermal properties of the nanofibers were characterized to investigate their suitability for use in bio-based composite material applications. Chemical characterization of the banana fibers confirmed that the cellulose content was increased from 64% to 95% due to the application of alkali and acid treatments. Assessment of fiber chemical composition… CONTINUE READING
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