Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2008 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 11 No. 1, Issue of January 15, 2008
 

Table 1. Characteristics of sisal leaf and sisal fibre waste. All values are the average of three replicates, except for the NDF and ADF which were obtained from duplicate measurements.


Parameter

Sisal leaf

Sisal fibre

pH

5.6

nd

Total solids, TS (%)

14.3

91.6

Volatile solids, VS (% of TS)

82.3

92

Neutral detergent fibres (NDF)a

75.7

89.6

Acid detergent fibres (ADF)a

52.6

71.6

Lignina

5.5

8.6

Cellulosea

47.1

63

Hemicellulosea

23.1

18

a   % of TS
nd = not determined



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