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Different oxidation treatments on polystyrene (PS) microspheres by using an ultraviolet/ozone (UVO3) system

Arifin, Mohd Azmir and Mel, Maizirwan and Samsudin, Nurhusna and Hashim, Yumi Zuhanis Has-Yun and Hamzah, Mohd. Salleh and Iis, Sopyan (2017) Different oxidation treatments on polystyrene (PS) microspheres by using an ultraviolet/ozone (UVO3) system. Proceedings of Pakistan Academy of Sciences: B. Life and Environmental Sciences, 54 (B) (1). pp. 59-64. ISSN 2518-4261 E-ISSN 2518-427X

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Abstract

Oxidation is a common physical treatment used to render the surface of polystyrene suitable for cell adhesion and spreading. In this work, the effects of oxidation of polystyrene (PS) microspheres by three different treatments; oxidation by ozone aeration only, UV irradiation only or by the combination of both (UVO3), by using a self-fabricated UVO3 system were investigated. Results expressed in carboxylic acid (COOH) concentrations on the surface of microspheres revealed that, the treatment by UVO3 yielded the highest concentration. Presence of atomic oxygen species in UVO3 treatment has contributed to higher COOH concentration.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8648/74719
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microspheres; oxidation; polystyrene; ultraviolet/ozone
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Nurhusna Samsudin
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2019 14:25
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 14:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74719

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