This milling plant produces kenaf powder from core fiber which has been separated from bast fiber in a decorticator
The most exciting end use of kenaf as we see it has to do with the manufacture of biocomposites. To manufacture biocomposites you need kenaf powder. A kenaf plant that produces kenaf powder has an already waiting market.
This milling plant produces kenaf powder from core fiber which has been separated from bast fiber in a decorticator. Kenaf core fiber which is made into a powder has many industrial uses from making building materials, biocomposites for automobile interiors, to absorbents, drilling mud and other uses.
OIL SPILLS ON WATER
· Hydrophobic - Kenaf Core Powder can safely be applied in spill situations on water and will remain surface for long periods, allowing for easy recovery.
Spread manually or mechanically from upwind side of spill. Use screened forks or suction devices to remove oil saturated Kenaf Core Powder. On flowing water, spread Kenaf Core Powder upstream of a boom to absorb trapped oil.
ON HYDROCARBON CONTAMINATED SOIL:
Spread Kenaf Core Powder on the spill until all the oil is absorbed. Pour onto the spill from height of about 6 inches to avoid dispersion of absorbent. Spread on spill area to an average thickness of 2 inches. Till Kenaf Core Powder into the soil past the contamination.
Use Kenaf Core Powder for in-situ Bioremediation.
No disposal required.
No soil removal required.
ON HARD SURFACES (ASPHALT, CONCRETE, ETC.):
Use as a sweeping compound to remove traces of oil. Sweep up the oil- saturated Kenaf Core Powder using a stiff broom, and place in a suitable container or land farm.
Use to fill in space around pack drums as a further safety precaution. On hydrocarbon drums with removable lids, mix Kenaf Core Powder with liquid until content is absorbed.
Non-toxic in unused state. Use recommended safety procedures for liquids being absorbed. Dust mask recommended. See Material Safety Data Sheet for additional details.
Kenaf Core Powder A POWERFUL TOOL FOR BIO-REMEDIATION.
Micro-organisms indigenous to Kenaf are able to enhance the bioremediation process, according to research made by the Environmental Biotechnology Group of the Mississippi Forest Product Laboratory (MFPL).
Kenaf Core Powder will expedite the process of bioremediation offering the following benefits:
Excerpt from "Organic, Biodegradable Sorbents: Comparison of Performance and Disposal Considerations for Two Innovative Organic Sorbents with Conventional Organic and Inorganic Sorbent Product:." Schrader Edward L, and S. Henderson. Milisaps Sorbent Laboratory,
Department of Geology, Milisaps College, Jackson, Mississippi 39210. Presented at The American Chemical Society: Emerging Technology in Hazardous Waste Management, 1993.
Several variations of processed kenaf particles made available through the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station were examined: milled core, milled fines, and ultra fines. [minus ¼ inch, minus 3/16 inch, and kenaf dust]
The ultra fines were by far the most efficient kenaf material tested due to their high surface area. Their adsorption capabilities come closest of all plant-based products to synthetic sorbents. Milled fines have a very even and very reproducible size distribution. The contain many pores which will not only sorb oil but will also allow for less leakage or release of hazardous fluids from sorbents is of a critical nature. Milled core performs very well when tested against conventional granular products. It could potentially be used in socks, pillow, booms, or as an industrial floor sweep. Optimum oil sorbency results were achieved by combining high surface area core particles with sorbent fines.
Hydrophobicity tests have shown that kenaf particle will float on the surface of water for a long period of time. The kenaf does have a small affinity for water that increases as the size of the particles decrease. This is consistent with the increase in oil sorption of the particle.
Scanning electron microscopic studies indicate that the cell wall of kenaf a material is microporous. It has a porosity of approximately 90%, allowing oil to be sorbed readily into the material. The fibrous surface of kenaf provides a good site for nucleation and, as a result, efficient oil adsorption.
The all natural, organic source for kenaf sorbents may allow for ease of disposal and application, areas which may pose difficulties for some sorbents. Another critical concern is that kenaf sorbent products are a renewable, annual resource, not being composed of petroleum or synthetic chemical materials.
The treatment of the contaminated water and soil will be done using an organic, biodegradable, natural product: Kenaf Core Powder
Kenaf Core Powder , the all natural oil absorbent and bioremediation bulking agent is derived from the Kenaf plant and is in a class of biomass called lignocellulosic. Microbes indigenous to Kenaf Core Powder, including exceptional concentrations of Pseudomonas putida, Enterobacter spp., Serratia plymuthica and Klebsiella transform hydrocarbons contaminants into fatty acid and water. In-situ bioremediation using Kenaf Core Powder on a TPH contaminated tank battery in south-eastern Texas (Needville), has shown an 86% reduction from the initial TPH of 102,000mg/Kg to 14,500mg/Kg in five days with a great cost saving. in addition to placement in traditional landfills (TCLP0.02%), Kenaf Core Powder can be composted, landfarmed or incinerated
Machinery comes with consultancy package which includes 3 hour SKYPE consultancy and kenaf production guidelines