Botanically, green composites belong to an economically important seed plant family that includes maize, wheat, rice, and sorghum known as Saccharum offi cinarum. There are so many natural fibers available in the environment such as rice husk, hemp fibers, flax fibers, bamboo fibers, coconut fiber, coconut coir, grawia optiva and many others also. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a process to estimate the environmental feature and potential impacts related to a product, by organizing a directory of pertinent inputs and outputs of a product system, assessing the potential environmental impacts related with the said inputs and outputs, explaining the results of the inventory analysis and impact evaluation phases in connection to the objectives of the study. Particularly Bagasse, an agricultural residue not only becomes a problem from the environmental point of view, but also affects the profitability of the sugarcane industries. This chapter discusses the properties, processing methods and various other aspects including economic and environmental aspects related to green composites.
|Title of host publication||Green Approaches to Biocomposite Materials Science and Engineering|
|Editors||Deepak Verma, Siddharth Jain, Xiaolei Zhang, Prakash Chandra Gope|
|Place of Publication||Hershey. P.A.|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jun 2016|
- green composites
- saccharum offi cinarum
- natural fibers
- life cycle assessment
Jain, S., & Zhang, X. (2016). Techno-economic and life cycle assessment for the production of green composites. In D. Verma, S. Jain, X. Zhang, & P. C. Gope (Eds.), Green Approaches to Biocomposite Materials Science and Engineering (pp. 192-200). Hershey. P.A..