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Surface modification of polystyrene beads by UV/Ozone treatment

Ahmad Nor, Yusilawati and Mel, Maizirwan and Sopyan, Iis and Hamzah, Mohd. Salleh and Ng, K.H. and Wong, Chiow San (2011) Surface modification of polystyrene beads by UV/Ozone treatment. Advanced Materials Research, 264. pp. 1532-1537. ISSN 1662-8985

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It is known that polystyrene must be chemically modified to make its surface amenable to covalent cross-linking with protein. The aim of this study was to set up a UV/Ozone system and investigate the effects of UV/Ozone treatment on polystyrene surface. Microsize polystyrene beads with an average size of 150 μm in diameter were treated with and without distilled water at the same treatment time, ozone flow-rate and UV intensity. The treated beads were analyzed by ATRFTIR, SEM, EDX and hydrophilicity measurement. The results show that the hydrophilicity of the surface of polystyrene beads was increased after the UV/ozone treatment and the introduction of carbonyl, carboxyl and hydroxyl groups on the polystyrene beads surface was also confirmed. It was demonstrated that the UV/Ozone system was effective for treatment of polystyrene bead and the best result was obtained without distilled water

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4089/3424
Uncontrolled Keywords: polymer, polystyrene, UV/ozone treatment
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Hamzah Mohd. Salleh
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 16:28
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2021 10:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3424

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