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Morphology and water absorption analysis on single fibre and Leaf of typha latifolia

Othman, MaizatulNisa and Ghazali, Ruzaidi and Khalid, Khalisanni and Zakaria, Nazarudin (2012) Morphology and water absorption analysis on single fibre and Leaf of typha latifolia. Advanced Material Research, 576. pp. 492-495. ISSN 1662-8985

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The aim of this study is to determine the morphology and water uptake behaviour of single fibre and leaf of Typha Latifolia. In order to study the morphology and water uptake properties of the fibre, a single fibre was taken out from the Typha Latifolia leaf. The leaf was divided into two-part that are top and bottom parts. From direct observation towards leaves, the leaf at the bottom part has more cavities compare to the leaf on the top parts of the tree. Based to morphology analysis, the fibres were found randomly held in the middle of the top part and there were spongy structures in the middle of the bottom part of the leaves. SEM analysis evidenced that a single Typha Latifolia fibre is from a bulk of fibre. A water absorption result at top part of the leaf is higher than bottom part of the leaf with 79.79% and 66.63%, respectively. It was observed that different part of Typha latifolia could absorb water with different percentages.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6759/34191 Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water absorption, morphology properties, typha latifolia fibre, single fibre
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Maizatulnisa Othman
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2014 08:56
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 08:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34191

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