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Annatto Fruit Pericarp: Newer Source As a Potential Fuel

Parimalan, R. and Giridhar, P. and Rajasekaran, T. and Ravishankar, G. A. (2007) Annatto Fruit Pericarp: Newer Source As a Potential Fuel. Energy & Fuels, 21. pp. 1181-1182.

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Abstract

Efficient utilization of pericarp of fruits of Bixa orellanasa major byproduct from the annatto color extraction industriesshas been mentioned here. The lower calorific value (LCV) had been experimentally determined for the postharvest dried pericarp of fruits of B. orellana by ultimate analyses. The experimentally determined LCV is compared with the calculated fuel value index (FVI). The higher LCV of annatto pericarp than the LCV of some plant biomass that are prominently used as a fuel source, viz., tamarind shell, paddy husk, coconut font, paper waste, and groundnut husk, indicates their utility as a potential fuel. Thus, annatto color extraction industries can utilize the major byproductspericarpsas a fuel source, and it can also be used as a supplementary source of fuel mainly for third world countries, which can grow this plant primely for the purpose of fuel and with annatto as a secondary benefit in the near future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bixa orellana pericarp of fruits fuels
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits
500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 04 Chemistry and Allied Sciences > 32 Synthetic Dyes
Divisions: Plant Cell Biotechnology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2008 10:54
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 10:04
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/8664

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