Study of Some Properties of the Esparto Grass Fiber Waste (ALFA Fiber)

Imed Ben Ali Marzoug, Soumaya Sayeb, Mohamed Ben Hassen, Faouzi Sakli, Sadok Rodesli

Abstract


Natural fibers are used in many fields such us textile, technical or medical applications. They present multiple characteristics and even the fiber waste can be used efficiently. In this survey, we opted to measure some esparto fiber waste properties in order to determine their potential use. The studied wastes are fibers obtained from a chemical extraction and mechanical one using a Shirley Analyser. To characterise these fibres, some tests were made like crystallinity rate, morphological structure and absorbent properties (absorbent capacity and retention). Meanwhile a comparison between the fiber waste properties and chemical extracted esparto fibers has been investigated.

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