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COIRSORB

 

 

Developed by
Banerjee P K  
pkbt@hotmail.com
Gupta Bhuvnesh  
bgupta@textile.iitd.ernet.in
Department/Centre
Textile Technology
Textile Technology

Description:
Superabsorbent materials are becoming increasingly important in a number of applications such as horticulture. A bio-mass of coir fibre has been mixed and treated suitably with a eco-friendly and water absorbing powder such that the absorbency of the composition can be controlled between 300% and 1200% of the parent weight of fibre mass. The developed process is very simple, does not involve any effluent and is eco-friendly as well. Once absorbed the water is retained very efficiently in the system for a very long time (weeks).

Special Features:
Absoutely eco-friendly product and process; Can be used extensibly in horticulture as well as in Agriculture under arid climatic conditions.

Prospective Users:
Agencies involved in horticulture, Arid zone agriculture.

Keywords:
Superabsorbent, Eco-friendly, Jute and Coir.

Type of Technology:
Product, Process

Glossary:

Superabsorbent : A material that absorbs fluid in large quantity and retains the same strongly within its network while maintaining a degree of insolubility.

For further informatiom, Please contact directly the faculty member/inventor under intimation to Managing Director, FITT, sengupta@fitt.iitd.ernet.in.

 

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