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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
Originally, the term bagasse was applied to any residual fibers from the processing of numerous plants and fruits such as olives, palm nuts, grapes, [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=sisal sisal], sugarcane, and sugar beets. Currently, the term bagasse only refers to the dry, fibrous residue left from the stalks of sugarcane, ''Saccharum officinarum'', after the sugar has been extracted. Bagasse is composed of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=cellulose cellulose] (50%), pentosan (25%) and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=lignin lignin] (25%). It is used in the production of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=paper pulp paper pulp], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=fiberboard fiberboards], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=insulation insulation], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=acoustical tile acoustical tile], and animal feed.
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Originally, the term bagasse was applied to any residual fibers from the processing of numerous plants and fruits such as olives, palm nuts, grapes, [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=sisal sisal], sugarcane, and sugar beets. Currently, the term bagasse only refers to the dry, fibrous residue left from the stalks of sugarcane, ''Saccharum officinarum'', after the sugar has been extracted. Bagasse is composed of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=cellulose cellulose] (50%), pentosan (25%) and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=lignin lignin] (25%). It is used in the production of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=paper%20pulp paper pulp], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=fiberboard fiberboards], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=insulation insulation], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=acoustical%20tile acoustical tile], and animal feed.
  
 
[[File:bagasse-pic.jpg|thumb|Bagasse pile]]
 
[[File:bagasse-pic.jpg|thumb|Bagasse pile]]
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== Authority ==
 
== Authority ==
  
* R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, ''Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia'', Dover Publications, New York, 1966
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* R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, ''Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia'', Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  
* Richard S. Lewis, Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
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* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  
* Boise Cascade Paper Group, Boise Cascade Paper Group, ''The Paper Handbook'', Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
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* Boise Cascade Paper Group, ''The Paper Handbook'', Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
  
* Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, ''Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology'', U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
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* Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, ''Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology'', U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  
 
* ''The Dictionary of Paper'', American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
 
* ''The Dictionary of Paper'', American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  
* E.J.LaBarre, E.J.LaBarre, ''Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making'', Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
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* E.J.LaBarre, ''Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making'', Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
  
* Random House, Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
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* Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  
 
* ''The Merck Index'', Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983  Comment: entry 970
 
* ''The Merck Index'', Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983  Comment: entry 970
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* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
 
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  
* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "bagasse" Encyclopdia Britannica    [Accessed September 19, 2001].
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* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "bagasse" Encyclopædia Britannica    [Accessed September 19, 2001].
  
 
* Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000
 
* Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000

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Sugar cane stalks

Description

Originally, the term bagasse was applied to any residual fibers from the processing of numerous plants and fruits such as olives, palm nuts, grapes, sisal, sugarcane, and sugar beets. Currently, the term bagasse only refers to the dry, fibrous residue left from the stalks of sugarcane, Saccharum officinarum, after the sugar has been extracted. Bagasse is composed of cellulose (50%), pentosan (25%) and lignin (25%). It is used in the production of paper pulp, fiberboards, insulation, acoustical tile, and animal feed.

Bagasse pile

Synonyms and Related Terms

megass; bagazo (Esp.); Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane)

Hazards and Safety

Dust is flammable. Inhalation of dust may cause pneumonitis or asthma.

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Authority

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Boise Cascade Paper Group, The Paper Handbook, Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 970
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "bagasse" Encyclopædia Britannica [Accessed September 19, 2001].

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