Fibers from grape leaves: thermo-gravimetric and differential scanning calorimetry analysis

Obada Nayef Al-leimon, Ahmad Nayef Al-leimon

Vol. 1, Issue 2, p. 11-13 (2019)

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ABSTRACT: We prepared fibers from an alternative source, dry grape leaves, using a simple and low-cost procedure. The thermal analysis of the prepared fibers obtained from dry grape leaves using thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) shows similar characteristics to that of standard cotton. Furthermore, chemical analysis of the remaining grape leaves’ biomass after cotton fiber preparation indicated its potential use as biofertilizer.
KEYWORDS: Agro-waste; Grape leaves; Cotton fibers; TGA; DSCA; Biofertilizer