Paper Processing of Algae
Algae as Alternative Material
Finally scientist have discovered an alternative raw material for paper that is of the Red Algae (Gelidium amansii). In the process was almost no contact with chemicals, only takes a neutral chemicals. So incredible.
Availability of this raw materials (Red Algae) are also relatively safe. It requires ten years to grow trees, while the Red Algae only need time in months. And that can be cultivated easily in a calm sea waters. Indonesia and many countries have a lot of this region.
Beside the availability of raw material, we also need to prepare a few things. First, the government must dare to take concern to the production of paper have to switch from wood to red algae. And the govement can support the production and development of the Red Alga’s research. Beside, the paper manufacturers have knowingly and willing to move using the red algae as the feedstock. So, they can develop this project with their fully heart. And the coastal community (fishermen) to develop this Red Algae cultivation, because it obviously would make economic improvement. And the universities can take a role in the development this research.
Excess Paper from Gelidium sp.
the production process
contain a lot of
was first recognized
and is currently
because it is easily
Fiber in Gelidium amansii
|Images of fiber in the already dry Gelidium amansii (source : http://www.scribd.com/doc/50636084/Gelidium-Sp-Sebagai-Bahan-Baku-Pembuatan-Agar-Agar-Dan-Kertas)|
One of which is red algae Gelidium amansii
can be used
raw material for
Excess paper from the red algae is the production process which does not contain a lot of chemicals , only chemicals needed are neutral chlorine . As well as using a chlorine bleaching process . Availability of raw materials of red algae are also relatively safe . This red algae growth only takes a matter of months . And that can be cultivated easily in a calm sea waters . Indonesia has many ini.Di Indonesian region , this red alga was first discovered in Bali , and is currently being developed intensively in Lombok . Red algae can produce rapidly at around 7-13 % can even grow up to 20 % per day . Compare with wood that require tens of years. Red Algae Cultivation can be done by anyone because it is easily developed . Algae is like calm waters . Such waters are widely available in coastal areas of Indonesia. A promising potential for Indonesia.
Make Paper Using Algae
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Process Paper From Algae
that can be
is clean and
Excess red algae neutralization processing into a simple and does not cause waste . For this process into pulp using chemicals such as chlorine and chemicals that is easy neutral peroxide as bleach and oven simple extraction of raw materials destroyed .
The process of making paper from seaweed , is no different than making paper from wood . There are five main processes , namely raw material preparation , cooking seaweed , seaweed extract , whitening and printing .
This makes operating the paper mill made from raw wood almost
always in conflict with environmental interests . While processing
production of paper from seaweed , processed with almost no chemicals other than
bleaching with chlorine . And most importantly , almost no waste
out , so no impact on health .
A new opportunity to improve the standard of living and the Fisherman
coastal communities and is also an opportunity to reduce deforestation
should be made of paper .