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Title: Effect of Chemical Treatment on Thermal, Mechanical and Degradation Behavior of Banana Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
Authors: Komal U.K.
Verma V.
Ashwani T.
Verma N.
Singh, Inderdeep
Published in: Journal of Natural Fibers
Abstract: The current research endeavor, explores the thermal, mechanical, and degradation behavior of alkaline treated banana fibers reinforced polypropylene composites. Composites incorporating BF (20% w: w) treated with NaOH (5% w: v) aqueous solution were developed using extrusion-injection molding processes. After chemical treatment, the tensile, flexural and impact strength of the composite increases by 3.8%, 5.17%, and 11.50%, respectively. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) observations of tested specimens confirm the fiber pull out and fiber fracture as the main reasons for failure of developed composites under tensile and impact loading. The specimens were exposed to two different environments, water immersion and soil burial for 5 weeks for the degradation studies. The degradation behavior of composites was measured in terms of variation in weight and mechanical properties (tensile, flexural, and impact). The maximum degradation in mechanical properties was observed for the composites buried under soil. The composite lost 7.69%, 12.06%, and 3.27% of tensile, flexural, and impact strength, respectively. © 2018, © 2018 Taylor & Francis.
Citation: Journal of Natural Fibers, 17(7): 1026-1038
URI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15440478.2018.1550461
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/23517
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Inc.
Keywords: banana fiber
chemical treatment
Composites
degradation
soil burial
water immersion
ISSN: 15440478
Author Scopus IDs: 57203532146
57213651644
57217025578
57204353318
56375560400
Author Affiliations: Komal, U.K., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Verma, V., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Ashwani, T., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Verma, N., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Singh, I., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Corresponding Author: Komal, U.K.; Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, India; email: ujendrakomal@gmail.com
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