Utilization of hemp waste

dc.contributor.author Brown, Melvin
dc.contributor.department Chemical and Biological Engineering
dc.contributor.other Chemical and Biological Engineering
dc.date 2018-08-24T21:57:47.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-02T05:34:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-02T05:34:31Z
dc.date.issued 1944
dc.description.abstract <p>Hemp has been grown in the United States since early colonial days. However, until 1943 the acreage of this crop was not very extensive. In 1942 the hemp acreage in the United States was about 13,500 acres (26). In 1943, due to the urgent need for large quantities by the armed services, the hemp acreage was increased to about 176,000 acres (26). Whether hemp will be grown on a large scele after the present emergency will depend upon whether it can be grown economically enough to compete with other fibers.[...] However, the prices prevailing in 1943 are abnormal due to wartime conditions. It is doubtful whether hemp could compete favorably with corn in the postwar years because of renewed competition with cheap imported fibers, such as jute, sissal, and abaca. It is clear, therefore, that if the hemp industry is to survive on a large scale in the United States some additional source of income will have to be found. The most promising source of additional income would be the utilization of the waste hurds in such a way that the hurds would become valuable enough to pay for part of the expense of producing the hemp crop. The hurds are attractive as an agricultural by-product because they are segregated at the hemp mill and, unlike cornstalks, straw, and similar materials, do not have to be gathered together in the fields by a special operation in order to be delivered to a factory. The purpose of this study is to develop a process for utilizing the waste hemp hurds in a profitable manner.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/rtd/320/
dc.identifier.articleid 1319
dc.identifier.contextkey 5687102
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-2128
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath rtd/320
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/75697
dc.source.bitstream archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/rtd/320/ISU_887178.pdf|||Fri Jan 14 23:34:48 UTC 2022
dc.subject Hemp
dc.subject Waste products
dc.subject Agricultural wastes
dc.subject Agricultural economics
dc.title Utilization of hemp waste
dc.type thesis
dspace.entity.type Publication
relation.isOrgUnitOfPublication 86545861-382c-4c15-8c52-eb8e9afe6b75
thesis.degree.level Master of Science
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