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Data Brief. 2018 Dec 12;22:336-343. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2018.12.024. eCollection 2019 Feb.

Dataset on the microstructure morphology and elemental composition of the palm kernel shell and the coconut kernel shell by TEM/SEM and EDXA/EDS.

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Laboratoire d'Analyse, Simulations et Essais (LASE), IUT, Université de Ngaoundéré, Cameroon.
Laboratoire de Mécanique et Productique (LMP), UFD SI, Université de Douala, P.O. Box 27, Douala, Cameroon.
Applied Research & Innovation, Nova Scotia Community College, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Institut Pascal UMR 6602 - UCA - CNRS - SIGMA, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Ivan Curry School of Engineering, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Coconut kernel shell (CKS) and palm kernel shell (PKS) powders were analyzed using Surface Electron Microcopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The SEM and TEM were combined with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy Analysis for elemental composition of the sample materials. The micrographs of all samples were thoroughly examined and explained. The dataset presented herein helps to elucidate the ultrastructure and could suggest expanding traditional applications of the PKS/CKS to novel ones. The data are related to the research article "Insight on the Ultrastructure, Physicochemical and Thermal Characteristics and Applications of the Palm Kernel Shells" (Ntenga et al., 2018).


Coconut kernel shell; EDS and EDXA; Palm kernel shell; SEM and TEM

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