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Thermopressed Binderless Fiberboards from Post-Harvest Tomato and Maize Plants

Evon, Philippe and Labonne, Laurent and Nistico, Roberto and Montoneri, Enzo and Vaca-Garcia, Carlos and Negre, Michèle Thermopressed Binderless Fiberboards from Post-Harvest Tomato and Maize Plants. (2017) Trends in Green Chemistry, 3 (1). 1-7. ISSN 2471-9889

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21767/2471-9889.100014


Post-harvest tomato plants were used to manufacture fireboards by thermopressing. Four plant materials were investigated: exhausted tomato plants ground to 5-10 mm (PHTr), tomato (PHT) and maize (PHM) plants ground to <0.5 mm, composted tomato plants (CPHT). These materials had significantly different chemical composition, which significantly influenced the fireboards mechanical properties. The PHM fireboards containing the highest amount hemicellulose and water soluble sugars, and the lowest minerals‘ amount, performed best. The data allow estimating the role of each plant proximate in determining board mechanical behavior. Moreover, the findings of the work prospect a desirable integration of municipal and agriculture biowastes as a step forward toward the valorization of renewable organic matter and the realization of the zero waste objective.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to iMedPub Journals editor. The definitive version is available at http://green-chemistry.imedpub.com/ The original PDF of the article can be found athttp://green-chemistry.imedpub.com/thermopressed-binderless-fiberboards-from-postharvesttomato-and-maize-plants.php?aid=18772
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > Biowaste Processing (ITALY)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Università degli studi di Torino - UNITO (ITALY)
Laboratory name:
COST-European Cooperation in Science and Technology EUBis Action TD1203 (COST-STSM-TD1203-26977)
Deposited On:02 May 2017 08:16

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