Planta (2017) 246:567–577 DOI 10.1007/s00425-017-2717-5 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Oil palm ﬁber biodegradation: physico-chemical and structural relationships 1 2 1 • • • Farah Nadia Omar Halimatun Saadiah Haﬁd Azhari Samsu Baharuddin 1 3 Mohd Afandi P. Mohammed Jaafar Abdullah Received: 30 April 2017 / Accepted: 7 June 2017 / Published online: 15 June 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract of the phenolic content, as well as lower stress–strain Main conclusion X-ray microtomography results curves of the pre-treated ﬁbers compared to the untreated revealed that deligniﬁcation process damaged the oil ones (from tensile testing). It is suggested that P. san- palm ﬁbers, which correlated well with reduction of guineus preferred to consume the outer layer of the ﬁber, lignin components and increase of the phenolic content. before it penetrates through the cellular structure of the inner ﬁber. Biodegradation investigation of natural ﬁbers normally focuses on physico-chemical analysis, with less emphasis Keywords Oil palm ﬁber degradation Solid-state on physical aspect like ﬁber structures affect from micro- fermentation Microtomography bial activity. In this work, the performance of Pycnoporus sanguineus to delignify oil palm empty fruit bunch ﬁbers through solid-state fermentation utilizing various ratio of Introduction POME sludge was reported. In addition
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Published: Jun 15, 2017
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