Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-FPE-00002074
Title: A review on cellulose and its utilization from agro‑industrial waste
Category: Food Processing and Engineering
Section: Review Article
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    Agro-industrial waste removal is a serious issue of concerning in developing countries. Cellulose is a polysaccharide polymer. This present review explores cellulose history, structure, worldwide production, and extraction of cellulose from agro-waste. A wide spectrum of researches in the arena of properties of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin; their degradation; sources and composition of cellulosic and its derivatives from agro-industrial wastes; present status of converting them into value-added products of food and pharmaceutical applications. Cellulose is a tremendous product due to its abundance and characteristic structural properties. The major industrial source of cellulose is vascular plants. The lignocellulosic materials, especially agro-industrial residues, are important as reinforcement products for building construction material industry, in terms of environmental preferences of the modern society. Most paper products generate from wood pulp, while textile fibers are commonly not isolated from woody fibers. The materials based on cellulose and its derivatives have been used for a wide variety of applications, such as food additives, paper manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, or other chemical engineering uses, such as chromatography, paints, and explosives.

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    Antony Allwyn Sundarraj, Thottiam Vasudevan Ranganathan*

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    Department of Food Processing and Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

    *Corresponding author: Thottiam Vasudevan Ranganathan, Department of Food Processing and Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Antony Allwyn Sundarraj, Thottiam Vasudevan Ranganathan*

    Title:A review on cellulose and its utilization from agro‑industrial waste
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Jan)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (89-94)
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    Methodology:Characterization, Extraction, Waste management
    Research Materials:Cellulose

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Agro-waste Cellulose Characterization Extraction Waste management

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