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Environmental durability of vinyl ester composites filled with carbonized jatropha seed shell

N. A., Sri Aprilia and Hossain, Md. Sohrab and Abdullah, C. K. and Abdul Khalil, H. P. Shawkataly and Enih, Rosamah and Dungani, Rudi and Davoudpour, Yalda and Sarker, Md. Zaidul Islam (2015) Environmental durability of vinyl ester composites filled with carbonized jatropha seed shell. BioResources, 10 (2). pp. 2350-2359. ISSN 1930-2126

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Abstract

The durability of vinyl ester composites filled with carbonized jatropha seed shell was investigated in 5% NaOH solution, 5% HCl solution, and distilled water for 12 months. The environmental durability of the composites was determined by measuring weight changes, flexural properties, and tensile properties. Results showed weight gain and changes in the mechanical properties of the composites due to the soaking time in alkaline, acidic, and neutral environments. It was observed that vinyl ester composites had the highest tensile properties in alkaline environments. The highest flexural properties of the vinyl ester composites were observed in an alkaline environment. Scanning electron microscope image analysis revealed that the surface of the vinyl ester composites was rough and that the original luster was lost after soaking in alkaline solution, acidic solution, and distilled water for 12 months.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6605/42651
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon fiber; Composite; Jatropha seed sheel; Vinyl ester composite; Carbon filler
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Md. Zaidul Islam Sarker
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 09:33
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 16:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/42651

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