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Vol. 8, Special Issue 3, Part B (2024)

Physico-chemical characterization of coconut shell (Cocos nucifera)

Author(s): Preeti, Mohod AG, Khandetod YP, Dhande KG and Sawant PA
Abstract: Coconut shell (Cocos nucifera) is a widely available agricultural waste. However, their disposal poses environmental challenges and economic burdens. The study assesses the physical characteristics, proximate analysis, ultimate analysis, and higher heating value of coconut shell (Cocos nucifera). Physical measurements of randomly selected 25 samples revealed average weight, height, and thickness. Proximate analysis of samples indicated low moisture content (7.67%), making it suitable for thermal application process. Calorific value was found to be 4339.85 kcal kg-1, indicating good combustion characteristics. Ultimate analysis using the multilinear regression technique (MLR model) equations showed high carbon content (56.43%), supporting its suitability as a combustion fuel. To explore their potential utilization, this study examines the physico-chemical properties of coconut shells, highlighting their suitability for various applications and underscoring the importance of implementing sustainable waste management approaches.
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How to cite this article:
Preeti, Mohod AG, Khandetod YP, Dhande KG, Sawant PA. Physico-chemical characterization of coconut shell (Cocos nucifera). Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(3S):118-122. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i3Sb.703
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