water retting

water retting

[′wȯd·ər ‚red·iŋ]
(microbiology)
A type of retting process in which the stalks of fiber plants are immersed in cold or warm, slowly renewed water, for 4 days to several weeks. The active organism is Clostridium felsineum and related types, which break down the pectin to a mixture of organic acids (chiefly acetic and butyric), alcohols (butanol, ethanol, and methanol), carbon dioxide (CO2), and hydrogen (H 2).
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The water retting process takes long time, and always results in a serious ecological problem.
The analysis (17) compared traditional hemp warm water retting to bio-retting (i.
Pre-treatment by Water Retting to Improve the Interfacial Bonding Strength of Sugar Palm Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Composite

Full browser ?