EXTRACTION AND FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES OF CELLULOSE FROM JACKFRUIT (ARTOCARPUS INTEGER) WASTEAbstract
Jackfruit peel is one among the under-utilized waste materials. In the present study, cellulose was extracted from de-pectinated peel. The peel was treated with alkali followed by a chemical process treatment. The yield of jackfruit cellulose was 27g / 100g of dry matter. Water and oil holding capability was a good retention value and higher hydration capacities of cellulose. The bulk, true densities and carr’s index of cellulose were 0.17 ± 0.05 g/ml; 0.005 g/ml and 10.561%. Jackfruit cellulose foaming capacity was 2.99 % at pH 9 and foaming stability was maintained at pH 7, until the end of time (2h). Jackfruit peel as a potential source of natural cellulose has been comparing favourably with commercial grade cellulose used for food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic applications.
A. A. Sundarraj * and T. V. Ranganathan
Department of Food Processing and Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
23 January, 2018
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