A genetic base of utilisation of maize cob as a valuable naturally renewable raw material
Božović I., M. Radosavljević, S. Žilić, R. Jovanović (2004): A genetic base of utilisation of maize cob as a valuable naturally renewable raw material. Vol. 36, No. 3, The original technological method of the maize cob processing has been developed at the Maize Research Institute, Zemun Polje, by which lignocellulose granules of different particle sizes are produced from the cob. Different chemical composition and physical and chemical
... ysical and chemical properties of these fractions, and especially a great capacity of binding liquids, particularly oil and water determine, their usage as degreasing and drying means. Due to their great hardness and abrasive capacity, products made from ground cobs are usable for polishing in the metal processing industry, while the composition of certain compounds (pentosan) are of a particular importance in the chemical industry for the pro duction of furfural and its derivates. As these products are inert, of neutral pH and free of heavy metals they are used as organic carriers in the pro duction of pesticides and agro-chemicals, as well as, in cosmetics and the pharmaceutical industry.