Furfural from Agricultural Waste Available In East Africa

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1969
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Dendy D. A. V.
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It is well known that a useful chemical,furfural, is obtained in North America from agricultural wastes. These wastes are also available from crops grown in East Africa, and it is therefore worthwhile considering whether any of them could be used to produce furfural in East Africa and, if so, whether a furfural industry would be economically viable. This review found that, it is common practice to use different raw materials successively or ,together, in a furfural plant, and certain of these, such as bagasse, corn cobs, and cotton-seed hulls, might withstand considerable dilution with inferior material. In East Africa, bagasse seems to be the most promising raw material for furfural manufacture, provided it is not required for other purposes.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 34 (4), p. 433-435
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