Chemical analyses of various raw materials Analysis
Paper handsheets were prepared by using a Noram sheet former (Noram Quality Control and Research Equipment Limited, Canada), and the strength properties were determined in accordance with the Tappi standard methods, including tensile (T-494), burst (T-403), tear (T-414) and brightness (T-452) (TAPPI, 1999).
3. Results and discussion
3.1. Chemical characterization
The chemical compositions of straw are shown in Table 1. Included in the table are those of some other non-wood Refametinib reported in the literature (Rodríguez et?al., 2007, Jiménez et?al., 1990, Jiménez et?al., 1993, Jiménez et?al., 2005, Jiménez et?al., 2006 and López et?al., 2005) and trembling aspen (Law, & Jiang, 2001), Pine pinaster (Alonso, 1976). The following information can be got by a comparison of the data for A. inebrians straw with anabolic reactions for the other raw materials.
The holocellulose content of A. inebrians (70.5%) is similar to those of pine pinaster and arundo donax; lower than those of trembling aspen, sugarcane bagasse, and wheat straw; and higher than those of phragmites, rice straw and sorghum stalks.