Physical and Biochemical Assessment of Sugarcane Bagasse (Saccharum Officinarum)
Ishwar Chandra1, N Ramesh2, Anima Upadhyay3

1Ishwar Chandra*, Scholar (Ph D) at Department of Biotechnology, School Of Applied Sciences REVA University, Rukmini Knowledge Park, Kattigenahalli, Yelahanka, Bangalore, Karnataka. Assistant Professor at Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Hunasamaranahalli Bangalore.
2N Ramesh, School of Applied Sciences, REVA University, Rukmini Knowledge Park, Kattigenahalli, Yelahanka, Bangalore, Karnataka.
3Anima Upadhyay, Department of Chemistry, Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Krishnadeveraya Nagar, Hunasamaranahalli Bangalore, Affiliated Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum.

Manuscript received on September 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 165-168 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L35161081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3516.1081219
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Abstract: Bagasse was milled into small size of 0.200152 mm volume surface mean diameter. The powder was found to be a rich source of many macro and micro nutrients, namely Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulphur, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, and Copper. FTIR spectrum indicates the possible presence of polysaccharides like cellulose, lignin and hemicelluloses, and polyphenols in the bagasse sample. Micro-images of the bagasse obtained through SEM shows the features of fiber structures. The fiber cells are cross-linked and surface seems to be rough and thick-walled. The fiber pith was found to have pits at some places. Proximate analysis through EDX shows the high proportions of Carbon (44.51%) and Oxygen (55.49%).
Keywords: Biochemical, FTIR, Nutrients, Physical, SEM/EDS, Sugarcane Bagasse.
Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology