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husk

 [husk]
an outer covering or shell, as of some fruits and seeds.
psyllium husk the cleaned, dried seed coat from the seeds of Plantago species; used as a bulk-forming laxative.
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At the same time, we use palay husks to generate more environment-friendly energy,' Ang had said.
Researchers used organic rice husks that were treated with hydrochloric acid and heated to 250 degrees Celsius.
To do so, the husks are cut, then ground and shredded to produce a cellulose powder.
*Do you know that both the Philippines and India produce about 1.5 billion husks annually.
Once you get the husks removed, you can soak them in water to make clothing dye or hide-tanning solution.
Maximum feed consumption was recorded in HT (hydrothermal treatment) 1096.69+-26.8 (mean+- SE) while lowest in NC (untreated husk) 974.91+-18.8 followed by 1069+-28 in FT (Fermented), 1045.81+-27.7 in BT 1042.47+-33 in AT and 1032.17+-32 in PC group.
The residue contents that allowed to achieve highest and lowest [R.sub.A] were those corresponding to 10% rice husk ([T.sub.2]) and 40% Brachiaria seed husk ([T.sub.9]), respectively, As the resistance to compression, the [R.sub.A] of the treatments with rice husk was higher than that relative to Brachiaria seed husk,
This research was carried out based on coconut husk as main material mixed with different proportions of sand, coconut charcoal, cow manure compost, and microbial fertilizer, to make a series of compound substrates.
Chemical and Thermal Treatment on Rice Husks. According to previous reports, the treatment of rice husks with HCl helps in removing impurities such as inorganic salts [22].
This paper recommends the use of commercial rice husk ash from agricultural waste as a source of silica (Si[O.sub.2]) and as a pore forming agent for producing porous mullite and cristobalite-corundum ceramics.
Heavy metals removal by adsorption onto peanut husks carbon: characterization, kinetic study and modeling, Separation and Purification Technology 24: 389-401.