Rice and Rice Straw: Production, Cultivation and Uses


Asma Timayev (Editor)
Gada Kadyrov (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003030

Rice and Rice Straw: Production, Cultivation and Uses opens with a discussion on rice straw, a substance rich in polysaccharides with a high lignin and silica content, limiting voluntary intake and reducing degradability by rumen microbes. The authors suggest that the treatment of rice straw could be a good potential feed for ruminants. Next, the authors revise the fractionation processes used for the recovery of hemicelluloses from rice straw, subsequently providing a critical appraisal of the potential products that can be derived from it, and what conversion and purification processes are necessary for their production. Additionally, the current and potential industrial status of these products is presented.

A discussion on the essential improvement of the biotechnology sector in order to attain a continuous supply of rice is offered, especially focusing on genetic modification. Later, the main strategies in weed control in rice are reviewed, also touching on the impacts of rice cultivation in the environment and the genetically modified rice cultivars on weed control. Afterwards, the physical, chemical, thermochemical, and biological pretreatments of biomass are described, especially non-catalytic pretreatment of rice straw. The techno-economic analysis of thermochemical and biochemical platforms is also summarized. The authors present strategies for reducing and re-using rice straw, exploring the direct use of rice straw as filler, roofing, animal food, fuel, and even burning process in an open field. Finally, the proximate composition, lipids, utilization, and future perspectives of rice bran are reviewed. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Rice Straw Production and Potential Uses in Cameroon (pp. 1-54)
Fernand Tendonkeng, Emile Miegoue, Jules Lemoufouet, Bienvenu Fogang Zogang and Etienne Pamo Tedonkeng

Chapter 2. Rice Straw Hemicelluloses: Fractionation Processes and Potential Added-Value Products (pp. 55-88)
P. Moniz, L. C. Duarte, H. Pereira, F. Carvalheiro

Chapter 3. Rice: Types and Post-Harvest Physiology (pp. 89-114)
Sandrasekaran Naresh, Huey-Shi Lye, Mei Kying Ong, Kokila Thiagarajah, Norliza Binti Shah Jehan Muttiah and Balakrishnan Kunasundari

Chapter 4. Technologies and Challenges for Weed Control in Rice (pp. 115-140)
César Tiago Forte, Leandro Galon, Germani Concenço, Francisco Wilson Reichert Júnior, and André Andres, Maurício Albertoni Scariot, Jéssica Mulinari, Altemir José Mossi and Helen Treichel

Chapter 5. Rice Straw as Feedstock for Biorefineries (pp. 141-192)
Somkiat Ngamprasertsith and Ruengwit Sawangkeaw

Chapter 6. Current Utilization of Rice Straw Waste: From the Traditional Method to the Application of Advanced Technology for Isolating Silica and Activated Carbon Materials (pp. 193-230)
Asep Bayu Dani Nandiyanto, Rena Zaen and Rosi Oktiani

Chapter 7. Utilization of Rice Bran (pp. 231-266)
Setiyo Gunawan

Index (pp. 267)

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