husk


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husk

1
the external green or membranous covering of certain fruits and seeds

husk

2
bronchitis in cattle, sheep, and goats, usually caused by lungworm infestation

husk

[həsk]
(botany)
The outer coat of certain seeds, particularly if it is a dry, membranous structure.
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Pakistan produces 6748 million tons of rice annually, almost 20 % of which is husk (Pakistan Economic Survey, 2014).
Three different bedding materials were used in the experiment; cacao bean husk (particle size of approximately 1 cm in diameter; Japan Chocolate Industrial Corporation, Itabashi, Tokyo), sawdust (Japanese cedar, particle size of approximately 1 mm in diameter; Ome, Tokyo), and chopped wheat straw (approximately 3 cm; experimental farm, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo).
The training on decorticated coconut husk processing was conducted the next day, June 01.
Self-sown plants, of these and other husk tomatoes, are common and can become weedy.
Rich coconut husk resources exist in Hainan, and coconut husk is reproducible and light, with good water- and fertilizer- retention abilities; therefore, suitable for seedling substrates.
The basic density of the wood was determined according to NBR 11941 (ABNT, 2003) standard, while rice husk density was determined by water displacement method (AZZINI et al.
Rice Husk is essentially made up of lignocellulose (72-85 wt%) and silica (15-28 wt%).
The idea of using coconut husk for this purpose came to our mind about 15 years ago, when pumice stone was not readily available in the area where we work (a rural district in south India).
This paper encompasses the new approach of addition of Methyl Cellulose (MC) in rice husk ash polymer modified concrete and to investigate its effect on mechanical properties; compressive and tensile strength.
In the present work an effort is made by employing a solvent free method for synthesis of AgNPs by using Multani mitti,powdered tomato seeds (Solanum lycopersicum) and rice husk (Oryza sativa L.