Uses of natural fruit (<i>Diospyros embrypteris Pers</i>) as a rot-proofing agent

  • Shamina Jafrin Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Dhaka
  • FA Dilruba Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Dhaka
  • Md Kamal Uddin Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Dhaka
  • Isidore Gomes Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Dhaka
  • Md Emdadul Islam National University, Gazipur, Bangladesh
Keywords: Rot-proof, Gaab, Copper sulphate, Longevity, Nursery Pot, Hessian, Sized, Desized

Abstract

Two different types of hessian fabrics (sized and desized) were treated with unripe natural fruit juice ( Botanical Name: Diospyros embrypteris Pers) and copper sulphate solution. The physico-chemical properties of the treated fabrics were determined and made nursery pots for seedling to improve the longevity of rot-proof nursery pot. It was observed that 5% copper sulphate solution treated nursery pots posseses longevity 5.5 months but the extract of natural fruit juice mixed with 5% copper sulphate solution treated sample increases the longevity of nursery pot about eleven months. At the same time 8% copper sulphate solution treated nursery pots longevity more than nine months but natural fruit juice mixed with 8% copper sulphate solution treated nursery pot is required to achieve longevity about fourteen months. Uses of natural fruit gaab have no critical steps to environment, free from health hazard and durable. That's why it has some potentiality to use for making nursery pots with less chemical materials.

Keywords: Rot-proof, Gaab, Copper sulphate, Longevity, Nursery Pot, Hessian, Sized, Desized

DOI: 10.3329/diujst.v4i1.4349

Daffodil International University Journal of Science and Technology Vol.4(1) 2009 pp.14-17

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Shamina Jafrin, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Dhaka
Shamina Jafrin is working as a Scientific Officer in the Chemical Processing Department, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI), Dhaka. She obtained her B.Sc and M.Sc degree in Chemistry from National University in 1995 and 1996 respectively.
FA Dilruba, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Dhaka
Dr. F. A. Dilruba was born in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh. She is now working as a Principal Scientific Officer (Additional Charge) in the Chemistry Division, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI), Dhaka. She received her B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Dhaka University. She obtained Ph.D. from Chemistry Department of Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Bangladesh.
Md Kamal Uddin, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Dhaka
Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin is now working as Chief Scientific Officer in Pilot Plant & Processing Division of Bangladesh Jute Research Institute .He obtained Ph.D in Chemistry from Jahangirnagar University in 2005 and received his M.Sc in Chemistry from Dhaka University in 1991. He has participated in several National and International conferences for presenting his research papers and already published 25 papers in national/international journals. His research interest includes textile pretreatment, dyeing and finishing and diversification of jute through chemical modification. He is a member of the Institution of Textile Engineers and Technologists , Bangladesh (ITET).
Isidore Gomes, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Dhaka

Dr. Isidore Gomes was born on 17 September 1952 at Village Tuital, Nawabgonj, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Obtained B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. in Botany with specialization in Microbiology from Dhaka University in 1975 and 1976 respectively. He Joined at Bangladesh Jute Research Institute in 1978 as Scientific Officer, Obtained Ph.D. in Natural Sciences (Microbiology) in 1985 from Karl-Franzens- University of Graz, Austria and Post Doctoral Studies in Enzyme Biotechnology at Biotechnology Institute of Graz Technical University, Graz, Austria in 1999. Dr. Gomes is a Life Member of Bangladesh Botanical Society and Executive Member of the Society of Microbiologists, Bangladesh.Now he is working in the capacity of Chief of the Chemistry Division (Chief Scientific Officer) at Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI).  

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Jafrin, S., Dilruba, F., Uddin, M., Gomes, I., & Islam, M. (1). Uses of natural fruit (<i>Diospyros embrypteris Pers</i&gt;) as a rot-proofing agent. Daffodil International University Journal of Science and Technology, 4(1), 14-17. https://doi.org/10.3329/diujst.v4i1.4349
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