Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile EngineeringISSN: 2329-9568

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Research Article, J Fashion Technol Textile Eng Vol: 1 Issue: 1

Enhancing the Absorbency of Bagasse through Enzymatic Delignification

V. Bhanu Rekha1*, K. Ramachandralu1 and T. Rasigha2
1Tejaa Shakthi Institute of Technology for Women, Cbe-659, Coimbatore, India
2Kumaraguru College of Technology, Cbe-49, Coimbatore, India
Corresponding author : Bhanu Rekha V
Associate Professor, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Cbe-49, Coimbatore 641049, India
Tel: 984-333-9569
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: November 23, 2012 Accepted: January 15, 2013 Published: January 15, 2013
Citation: Bhanu Rekha V, Ramachandralu K, Rasigha T (2013) Enhancing the Absorbency of Bagasse through Enzymatic Delignification. J Fashion Technol Textile Eng 1:1. doi:10.4172/2329-9568.1000101

Abstract

Enhancing the Absorbency of Bagasse through Enzymatic Delignification

Suitability of the Bagasse fibres to be used for the absorbent hygiene products were improved by enzymatic delignification process, which is the removal of the structural polymer lignin from plant tissue to increase the absorbency of the fiber which is the main requirement for sanitary napkins. Bagasse fibres were delignified in an eco-friendly method using the laccase enzyme and the delignification process was optimized using Box-Behnken experimental design. These delignified fibres were still stiff and may not be suitable for applications in hygiene products.

Keywords: Bagasse; Delignification; Hygiene products; Box-behnken; Laccase enzyme

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