loofa (#2578)

Classification ECN Phyllis classification ▸ grass/plant ▸ other plants
NTA 8003 classification ▸ [200] biomassa uit land- en tuinbouw ▸ [240] gewassen ▸ [249] overige gewassen
Submitter organisationECN (Netherlands)
Submission date2003-04-08
Remarksfibrous skeleton, used as bathsponge
LiteratureJ.S. Han: Properties of Nonwood fibers. 1998 Proceedings of the Korean Society of Wood Science and Technology annual meeting.(1998)


Property Unit Value Std dev Det lim Lab Date Method Remarks
ar dry daf

Main biomass properties

Biochemical analysis

Cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin

Cellulose wt% (dry) 56.38 Sugar Analysis
Hemicellulose wt% (dry) 15.66 Sugar Analysis
Lignin wt% (dry) 13.60 Measured



Arabinan wt% (dry) 0.24
Xylan wt% (dry) 14.89
Sum C5 wt% (dry) 15.13 Calculated


Mannan wt% (dry) 0.17
Galactan wt% (dry) 0.36
Glucan wt% (dry) 56.38
Rhamnan wt% (dry) 0.15
Sum C6 wt% (dry) 57.06 Calculated
Total ash + biochemical wt% (dry) 85.79 Calculated