IIUM Repository (IREP)

Biodegradability and mechanical behaviour of sugar palm starch based biopolymer

Sahari, Japar and Sapuan, Mohd Salit and Zainudin, Edi Syams and Maleque, Md. Abdul (2014) Biodegradability and mechanical behaviour of sugar palm starch based biopolymer. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 11 (1). pp. 1836-1840. ISSN 1546-9239

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (126kB) | Request a copy
[img] PDF (SCOPUS) - Supplemental Material
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (72kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

A new Sugar Palm Starch (SPS) based biopolymer was successfully developed using glycerol as plasticizer. The effect of glycerol concentration (viz., 15, 20, 30 and 40 by weight percent) to the mechanical properties of plasticized SPS biopolymer was investigated. From this investigation, it was found that the 30% glycerol concentrated biopolymer showed the highest flexural strength and impact with the value of 0.13 MPa and 6.13 kJ/m2 respectively. Later, the above 30% glycerol biopolymer was undergone through weathering and biodegradation test. The biodegradability test showed 78.09% of tensile strength lost after 72 h of weathering testing period. Meanwhile, the weight loss (%) of the same biopolymer was 63.58% after 72 h of biodegradation test.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6103/42428
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biopolymer, Sugar Palm Starch, Mechanical Properties, Biodegradable, Bioresin
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T173.2 Technological change
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA164 Bioengineering
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ163.26 Energy conservation
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. M A Maleque
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 11:22
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 15:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/42428

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year