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dc.contributor.authorMbugua, Gladwell
dc.contributor.authorTumuti, Dinah
dc.contributor.authorThoruwa, Carolline
dc.contributor.authorNguku, Everylyn
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-25T11:31:46Z
dc.date.available2021-06-25T11:31:46Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2213-1356
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.ijirk.com/issue_image/IJIRK-6.03.07.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/22416
dc.descriptionAn Article Published in International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledgeen_US
dc.description.abstractAgave americana “Marginata” plant has commercial and industrial potential ranging from textiles, paper making and composites for the automotive industry. The purpose of this study therefore aimed at characterizing the physical and mechanical properties of decorticated agave americana “Marginata” fibres from three plant leaf levels from Lanet and Tigoni areas. The two areas have distinctive soil and climatic conditions. Tigoni has a cooler climate, with no dry season or warm summer due to its high altitude while Lanet has a dry sub-humid equatorial climate. The leaves were purposively harvested from each plant ensuring they were sampled from three levels in both locations. The leaves were then subjected to a decortication process to extract the fibres and randomly assigned to experimental tests. The research findings revealed that, the fibre properties were influenced by the position of the leaf on the plant, however the locations of plant growth did not have much influence on the fibre properties.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectMechanicalen_US
dc.subjectPhysical and Chemical propertiesen_US
dc.subjectAgave Americana “Marginata”en_US
dc.subjectLeaf levels.en_US
dc.titleCharacterization of Decorticated Agave Americana “Marginata” Fibres of Different Leaf Levels from Lanet and Tigoni, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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