S & R IAU Researchers Produce Paper From Peanut Shell Wastes

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 16:50

Researchers from Science and Research Islamic Azad University have succeeded to register their patent about making paper from peanut shell wastes.

According to an ISCA report, Ali Kazemi Tabrizi, Wood & Paper PhD student of S & R IAU in cooperation with Dr. Vahid Etghia and Dr. Farhad Zeinali tried to use plant and agricultural wastes to produce products based on fibers or wooden particles.

Kazemi Tabrizi declared that applying agricultural waste, wheat, tobacco, bagasse, rice, barley, straw, cereals and corn stalks, as primary materials in various industries such as paper and composite manufacturing industries, will avoid relying on virgin wood fibers.

The main objective of this research was to study the potential of waste agricultural residues as reinforcement for thermoplastics as an alternative to wood fibers. He explained that peanut shell wastes transformed into pulp through soda-anthraquinone process and after refining pulp, the paper will be produced.

Being economic and affordable as well as preventing environmental pollution are some advantages of this products.

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