Optical and Physical Properties of Rice and its By-Products: A Detailed Analysis


Pooja Sanadya, M.Sc. Scholar, Dr. Aloke Verma, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Kalinga University, Naya Raipur, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.


Our country has enough potential to produce rice and also in past cultivation of rice was linked with culture. In state of Chhattisgarh, rice production holds share of 6% of total rice production. Rice has different types and also different by-products i.e. Glutinous Rice, Puffed Rice and Flat Rice Grain. The rice and its by-product can be used for different useful purpose i.e. making of glue, packing material in food products, making of food products etc. In this study physical and optical characteristics by use of various experimental setups. The four types of rice and its by-products are taken as sample i.e. normal rice, puffed rice, flat rice and glutinous rice. After experiment its was observed that each of these samples have different properties based on their use.