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Total Wood Substitute using Vegetation Wastes

Published by: Hariharan PV on 8th Oct 2012 | View all blogs by Hariharan PV
Wood is scarce in view of two problems: One: Constant felling of wood/ trees for timber; Two: The needs of an increasing population are beyond sustainability, if trees are cut. Thus, tree cutting cannot be the answer, and must be stopped. Most nations have begun serious action against Cutting of Trees for timber/ Wood

What then is the answer to the wood needs of the world's increasing population?

The answer is Total Wood Substitute. The following illustrations may be noted:

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Coconut Tree Frond Splinters

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The Coconut Splinters are Extracted from Coconut Tree Fronds

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The Various Agrowaste Ingredients being Segregated and Readied

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Village Working Women Mixing Various Agrowaste Ingredients by Hand operation

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Agrowaste Mix Being Uniformly Spread inside a Mold

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The Uniformly Spread Mix is Copacted inside the Mold (using Hand-ramming)

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Agrowaste Molded Glass fiber reinforcedWOOD SUBSTITUTE Plank

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Wood Substitute MOLDED COT being Inspected

It is to be noted that the production system involved in the above sequence to create Wood Substitute Molded Cot does not use much Power, except for some Plank cutting and finishing operations. Almost 66% of the ingredients are Agrowastes, and Local skills are developed utilizing local manpower (here it is "women-power"!).

Every Tropical nation could work on these methods of recycling agrowastes to substitute Wood/ Plastics and even metals in many applications. If a country like India converts the agrowastes in just 10% of the total land area, the annual Wood Substitue Product systems available is estimated at not less than 500 million Tons. The business worth is about $600,000,000,000. The conversions in this manner could offer direct livelihood benefits to not less than 10 million Village people, who do not have full time jobs now. Shifting population would stop, if not reverse altogether. People wwould have jobs in own home (village) environment, thereby creating better efficiency, lesser travels, lesser time waste and lesser urban problems. All these adding up to True "Cleantech" production

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