Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Source : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, IOP Publishing, Volume 377, p.012039 (2018)
Url : https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899x/377/1/012039
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical
Year : 2018
Abstract : Women in the developing world lack awareness of basic sanitation during their menstrual days. Moreover, the sanitary pads available in the market are so expensive that it is unaffordable to them. Lot of research is going on, for making sanitary pads affordable for common women. One such method to make sanitary pads affordable is to use frequently available materials as the absorbing substance. This paper discusses one such novel approach of using raw banana fiber as the absorbing material that can be used in sanitary pads. The minimum requirement of any sanitary pad is the factor of absorptivity, or the ability to absorb liquid to a sufficient degree. The paper also includes optimization of the blades of pulverising unit for maximizing the absorptivity of absorbent fiber.
Cite this Research Publication : S. Sreekumar, Murali, A., A Vasudevaru, A., Rajendran, A., Rajesh Raveendran, N Rakesh, and Sreerag, S. R., “Design and Fabrication of Pulverising Unit for Maximum Absorptivity of Raw Banana Fiber”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 377, p. 012039, 2018.