Characterization and chemical composition of UAE date seeds

E. Elnajjar, Shereen Hasan, S. Al Zuhair, Sab Al Omari, A. Hilal-Alnaqbi

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Abstract

This study was carried out to investigate: the morphological characterization of date seed by employing scanning electron microscope (SEM). The bomb calorimeter was used for determining the heating value. Thermo-gravimetric analyzer (TGA) by monitoring the mass losses of samples determined by pyrolysis the date seed powder samples in an inert condition. The date seeds of two cultivars of date palm from United Arab Emirates (UAE), Khalas and Allig with particle size ranging between 0.1 and 0.3mm were considered for this study. By means of proximity analysis the following percentage contents of date seeds powder of the two cultivars were determined, an average percentage of moisture, carbohydrate, volatile matter, protein and ash were varied from 1-2%, 20-30%, 1-5%, 20-10%, and 3-5% respectively. Based on the study finding the palm date seed with its high energy density demonstrates a promising potential as a source for energy production among other none-table organic product.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Renewable Energy
Subtitle of host publicationGeneration and Application, ICREGA 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages56-60
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538622513
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 12 2018
Event5th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Application, ICREGA 2018 - Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Feb 26 2018Feb 28 2018

Publication series

Name5th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Application, ICREGA 2018
Volume2018-January

Other

Other5th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Application, ICREGA 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAl Ain
Period2/26/182/28/18

Keywords

  • Allig
  • Date Seed
  • ICP-AES
  • Khalas
  • SEM
  • TGA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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