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dc.contributor.advisorBradley, Walter Lee, 1943-
dc.contributor.authorGreer, Stanton.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T18:45:23Z
dc.date.available2009-04-01T18:45:23Z
dc.date.copyright2008-12
dc.date.issued2009-04-01T18:45:23Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5292
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 54).en
dc.description.abstractCoconuts grow abundantly in tropical regions, and the coconut husk is often discarded as waste. However, a new application has increased interest in developing this previously underutilized resource. Coconut pith has chemical reactivity due to its high lignin and phenolic content and can be hot-pressed into binderless particle board with excellent commercial potential. This initial investigation into proof of concept and production details determines the key processing variables and discusses the important findings of the concurrent research done by the Common Fund for Commodities. The objective of this research is to identify the best production paths to make high quality "Cocoboard" at the lowest possible price.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Stanton Greer.en
dc.format.extentx, 54 p. : ill.en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectComposite materials.en
dc.subjectParcticle board.en
dc.subjectManufacturing processes.en
dc.subjectAgricultural wastes -- Recycling.en
dc.subjectCoconut -- Processing.en
dc.subjectCommon Fund for Commodities (United States) -- Research.en
dc.titleConverting coconut husks into binderless particle board.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.S.M.E.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.en
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 5/24/11.
dc.contributor.departmentEngineering.en


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