Antibacterial properties of hemp hurd powder against E. coli

Khan, Belas Ahmed and Wang, Jing and Warner, Philip and Wang, Hao (2015) Antibacterial properties of hemp hurd powder against E. coli. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 132 (10). 41588/1-41588/6. ISSN 0021-8995


Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is an eco-friendly and multifunctional plant. Hemp hurd is a by-product of hemp plant during hemp fiber separation. Although hemp hurd is repeatedly announced owing antibacterial activity, it has never been systematically investigated and reported. In this study, the antibacterial activity of hemp hurd powder against Escherichia coli is investigated. This article reveals antibacterial activity of hemp hurd where hemp hurd powder inhibits the growth of E. coli. Meanwhile, the self-contamination (forming during retting process) inside hemp hurd has dramatic impact on the antibacterial performance. To achieve better antibacterial activity, hemp hurd was heat treated to eliminate self-contaminations. The impact of the particle sizes and heat treatment on the antibacterial effectiveness was evaluated.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 01:31
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 03:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: hemp; hemp hurd; natural fibre; antibacterial activity; coli; biomaterials; biomedical applications; morphology; properties and characterization; thermogravimetric analysis
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences > 111504 Pharmaceutical Sciences
03 Chemical Sciences > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030502 Natural Products Chemistry
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1002/app.41588

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