Volume 4, Issue 5-1, October 2015, Page: 7-14
Study of Extraction and Characterization of Ultimate Date Palm Fibers
Imene Derrouiche, Textile Engineering Laboratory of High Institute of Technology Studies in Ksar Hellal, Monastir, Tunisia
Imed Ben Marzoug, Textile Engineering Laboratory of High Institute of Technology Studies in Ksar Hellal, Monastir, Tunisia
Faouzi Sakli, Textile Engineering Laboratory of High Institute of Technology Studies in Ksar Hellal, Monastir, Tunisia
Sadok Roudesli, Laboratory of Interfaces and Advanced Materials of Scientific University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
Received: Apr. 30, 2015;       Accepted: May 19, 2015;       Published: Jun. 9, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.am.s.2015040501.12      View  4901      Downloads  205
Abstract
Natural fibers are generally hydrophilic in nature, as they are in fact derived from lignocellulose, which contains strongly polarized hydroxyl groups. During the last few decades, cellulose has been one of the most abundant, inexpensive, non-toxic, and renewable biomacromolecules in nature and has been widely applied in diverse fields. In this study, we choose to optimize the extraction process of date palm in order to obtain ultimate fibers with minimum rate lignin, minimum degradation, a high yield and degree of whiteness. To characterize these fibers infrared spectroscopy (IR), XRD, EDX, SEM and XPS were used.
Keywords
Date Palm Fiber, Hydroxide of Sodium, Hydrogen Peroxide, EDX, XPS
To cite this article
Imene Derrouiche, Imed Ben Marzoug, Faouzi Sakli, Sadok Roudesli, Study of Extraction and Characterization of Ultimate Date Palm Fibers, Advances in Materials. Special Issue: New Methods of Extraction and Characterization of Plant Fibers. Vol. 4, No. 5-1, 2015, pp. 7-14. doi: 10.11648/j.am.s.2015040501.12
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