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Reuse of Barley Straw for Handmade Paper Production

Version 1 : Received: 10 March 2021 / Approved: 11 March 2021 / Online: 11 March 2021 (10:51:18 CET)

How to cite: Román Gutiérrez, A.D.D.; Hernandez Avila, J.; Vargas M., A.K.; Cerecedo Saenz, E.; Salinas-Rodríguez, E. Reuse of Barley Straw for Handmade Paper Production. Preprints 2021, 2021030307 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202103.0307.v1). Román Gutiérrez, A.D.D.; Hernandez Avila, J.; Vargas M., A.K.; Cerecedo Saenz, E.; Salinas-Rodríguez, E. Reuse of Barley Straw for Handmade Paper Production. Preprints 2021, 2021030307 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202103.0307.v1).

Abstract

Usually in the manufacture of beer by fermentation of barley, in both industrialized and developing countries significant amounts of organic solid waste are produced from barley straw. These possibly have an impact on the carbon footprint with an effect on global warming. According to this, it is important to reduce environmental impact of these solid residues, and an adequate way is the recycling using them as raw material for the elaboration of handmade paper. Therefore, it is required to manage this type of waste by analyzing the environmental impact, and thus be able to identify sustainable practices for the treatment of this food waste, evaluating its life cycle, which is a useful methodology to estimate said environmental impacts. It is because of this work shows the main results obtained using the life cycle analysis (LCA) methodology, to evaluate the possible environmental impacts during the waste treatment of a brewery located in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. The residues evaluated were barley straw, malt residues and spent grain, and at the end, barley straw was selected to determine in detail its environmental impact and its reuse, the sheets analyzed presented a grammage that varies from 66 g/m2 and 143 g/m2, resistance to burst was 117 to 145 kpa, with a crystallinity of 34.4% to 37.1%.

Subject Areas

Barley straw; Straw; Handmade paper; Properties

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