MANUFACTURING OF ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY PAPER FROM DOMESTIC RESIDUALS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLESJournal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.5, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2016-10-30
Authors : Bhumi Patel;
Page : 659-668
Keywords : Paper - making process; Citrus peels; Vegetable residuals; Binders; Additives;
Paper has been a very important part of a human life. It is the most versatile material with diverse uses like writing, printing, packaging, and cleaning. Traditionally, paper was produced by beating cellulose fibres which were extracted either from wood o r non - wood plants. These fibres undergo varied chemical treatments that is not very environmental friendly. However, it is very necessary to make sure paper production process and raw materials used does not intent any harm to environment. In addition, dis charge of foul smelling waste of vegetables and fruits from households pose various major problems like foul smell, pollution and filthy environment. To minimize such issues, a paper is produced from fruit and vegetable residuals like cabbage, lime and ora nge pulp, spinach, guava, potatoes and radish leaves with the inclusion of oriental lily leaves, natural binders, anti - microbial agent and non - chlorinated bleaching agent. Quality of the paper is estimated by measuring bursting factor and moisture content using Bursting Strength Tester and Hydromette respectively. This research mainly deals with making non - chemical based, eco - friendly and cost effective paper from vegetable and fruit residuals and replace the normally used paper in future.
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