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Effect of supercritical carbon dioxide on tensile Properties of Durian skin fibre biocomposite

Mohd Apandi, Siti Nur E’zzati and Anuar, Hazleen and Abd. Rashid, Siti Munirah Salimah and Buys, Yose Fachmi and Othman, Rashidi (2018) Effect of supercritical carbon dioxide on tensile Properties of Durian skin fibre biocomposite. International Journal of Current Science, Engineering & Technology, Special issue. pp. 197-202. E-ISSN 2581-4311

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Abstract

The exploration of new biocomposites that are environmental friendly is gain attention due to depletion of petroleum resources and increasing global environmental concern. Therefore, the investigation of environmental friendly and sustainable materials requires to substitute the synthetic based materials. This project is conducted to investigate the effect of supercritical carbon dioxide on tensile properties of PLA/DSF biocomposite films. The PLA/DSF biocomposites are produced via solvent casting method. Then, the samples are treated under supercritical carbon dioxide (SCCO2) at 40oC and at 200 bar pressure. From tensile properties, it was found that the tensile strength and modulus for untreated and treated PLA/DSF biocomposite are higher compared to net PLA which are 24.9 MPa and 23.5 MPa. Thus, the addition of durian skin fiber improved the mechanical strength PLA polymer. But, the presence of foams and pore in treated PLA/DSF biocomposites decreased its tensile properties by 1.4 MPa less compared to untreated samples as confirmed by morphological observations under scanning electron microscope.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6994/63408
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effect of Supercritical; Carbon dioxide; Tensile Properties of Durian Skin Fibre Biocomposite
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080 Polymers, plastics and their manufacture
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 Yose Fachmi Buys
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2018 16:15
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2018 18:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63408

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