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dc.contributor.supervisor Rahman, Mashiur (Biosystems Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author Shuvo, Ikra Iftekhar
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-03T21:15:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-03T21:15:12Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-03 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2019-01-03T17:35:25Z en
dc.identifier.citation APA en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33615
dc.description.abstract Brassica (Brassica napus L.) fibre fits the profile as a sustainable and bio-degradable cellulosic natural fibre for application in industrial textiles and as a smart fibre. The current study investigated the effect of Brassica napus cultivars on textile fibre properties. Four different cultivars were germinated and harvested inside a greenhouse and water retting of the stems produced virgin-retted cellulosic fibres. However, different cultivars required different retting times. B. napus fibres have properties comparable to other commonly used textile fibres, and the potential to be used for apparel and technical textiles. Fibre properties differed among cultivars, such as fibre density and tensile strength showed a statistically significant variation. The most significant finding from this research is the discovery that B. napus fibres are lighter in weight (lower in density) than cotton, hemp, flax, and many industrial fibres, making B. napus an excellent choice for light-weight nonwoven fabrics or eco-composites. The discovery of fibre density for B. napus is a novel finding. The inherent lightweight characteristics of B. napus fibre classify it as a “smart fibre”. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Smart textile fibre en_US
dc.subject Canola en_US
dc.subject Biomass en_US
dc.subject Natural fibre en_US
dc.subject Brassica napus L. en_US
dc.subject Cultivar en_US
dc.subject Textile fibre characterization en_US
dc.title A smart textile fibre from biomass of Brassica napus L. and the impact of cultivar on fibre quality en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Biosystems Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Jian, Fuji (Biosystems Engineering) Duncan, Robert (Plant Science) Ayele, Belay (Plant Science) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2019 en_US


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