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Converting coconut husks into binderless particle board.

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dc.contributor.advisor Bradley, Walter Lee, 1943-
dc.contributor.author Greer, Stanton.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en
dc.date.copyright 2008-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5292
dc.description.abstract Coconuts grow abundantly in tropical regions, and the coconut husk is often discarded as waste. However, a new application has increased interest in developing this previously underutilized resource. Coconut pith has chemical reactivity due to its high lignin and phenolic content and can be hot-pressed into binderless particle board with excellent commercial potential. This initial investigation into proof of concept and production details determines the key processing variables and discusses the important findings of the concurrent research done by the Common Fund for Commodities. The objective of this research is to identify the best production paths to make high quality "Cocoboard" at the lowest possible price. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Composite materials. en
dc.subject Parcticle board. en
dc.subject Manufacturing processes. en
dc.subject Agricultural wastes -- Recycling. en
dc.subject Coconut -- Processing. en
dc.subject Common Fund for Commodities (United States) -- Research. en
dc.title Converting coconut husks into binderless particle board. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.S.M.E. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 5/24/11.
dc.contributor.department Engineering. en


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