A mechanical investigation of the retting process in dew-retted hemp(Cannabis sativa)

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dc.contributor.author Harwood, R. J. en
dc.contributor.author Booth, I. en
dc.contributor.author Goodman, A. M. en
dc.contributor.author Grishanov, S. A. en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-11T13:24:39Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-11T13:24:39Z
dc.date.issued 2004-08-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Harwood, R.J., Booth, I., Goodman, A.M. and Grishhanov, S.A. (2004) A Mechanical Investigation of the Retting Process in Dew-retted Hemp (Cannabis Sativa). Annals of Applied Biology, 145(1), pp. 51-58.
dc.identifier.issn 1744-7348 en
dc.identifier.issn 0003-4746
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/526
dc.description This paper is one of a number that came from EC and UK projects related to the production and processing of bast fibres, particularly flax & hemp. While most of the outcomes were related to near-market applications the underlying principles were investigated using methods established in the TEAM Research Group. This paper illustrates one such fundamental study in which the ‘retting’ process was related to the properties of the force required to ‘peel’ standard strips of fibre-rich cuticular sections from hemp straw. This led to improved understanding of the retting process and thereby mechanical decortication methods. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Blackwells en
dc.subject RAE 2008
dc.subject UoA 25 General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering
dc.title A mechanical investigation of the retting process in dew-retted hemp(Cannabis sativa) en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7348.2004.tb00358.x en
dc.researchgroup Textiles Engineering and Materials (TEAM)

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