Effect of Microorganism on Flax and Linen
Mohapatra HS* and Malik RK
Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Himansu Shekhar Mohapatra
Indian Institute of Carpet Technology
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Received Date: November 02, 2015; Accepted Date: December 04, 2015; Published Date: December 12, 2015
Citation: Mohapatra HS, Malik RK (2015) Effect of Microorganism on Flax and Linen. J Textile Sci Eng 6:229. doi:10.4172/2165-8064.1000229
Copyright: © 2015 Mohapatra HS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In this paper, an attempt has been made to study the biodegradability of flax and linen when the said materials undergoes soil buriel test. In this technique, the microorganisms are responsible for the biodegradation of fibres. The degradation of material being analyzed through naked eye to electron microscope, through IR-spectroscopy and thermal analysis. The time period taken by the microorganism to consume completely the natural fibre is alsostudied.