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Floating porous alumina from protein foaming-consolidation technique for cell culture application

Sopyan, Iis and Ahmad, Fadli (2012) Floating porous alumina from protein foaming-consolidation technique for cell culture application. Ceramics International, 38. pp. 5287-5291. ISSN 0272-8842

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Floating porous ceramics have been successfully fabricated using protein foaming-consolidation method. Alumina powder and yolk as the pore creator were mixed while stirring and the resulting slips were poured into cylindrical shaped molds followed by drying for foaming-consolidation process. The dried green bodies were then burned at 600 8C for 1 h to remove the pore creating agent and finally sintered at 1550 8C for 2 h. The sintered alumina ceramics with shrinkage in the range of 29–40 vol.% and pore sizes of 250–500 mm were obtained. The compressive strength of sample was 1.1 at 70.6% porosity and it increased to 1.7 MPa at 52.8% porosity. The density varied in the range of 0.8–1.1 g/cm3 depending on the composition of the slurry. Preliminary cytotoxicity test of the samples conducted using DF-1 cell culture showed promising results.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4809/11608
Uncontrolled Keywords: Floating; Porous ceramic; Protein foaming-consolidation; Cell culture
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA164 Bioengineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: PROF. DR. IIS SOPYAN
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2015 11:43
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2015 11:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/11608

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