|Title:||Effect of chemical treatment on thermal properties of hair fiber-based reinforcement of HF/HDPE composites|
Sinha, Shishir N.
|Published in:||Science and Engineering of Composite Materials|
|Abstract:||The present study deals with the effects of fiber loading and alkali treatment (AT) on thermal behavior of a hair fiber (HF)-reinforced high-density polyethylene (HDPE) composite. The HF/HDPE-reinforced polymer composite has been prepared through a compression molding technique, which provided optimum thermal stability at 15 wt% of the fiber in the reinforced composite. The thermal stability of the composite has been investigated using a thermal analyzer [thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), derivative thermogravimetric analysis (DTG) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)]. The ATs of HF-reinforced composites have affected the thermal stability of the material, in which the observed optimum thermal stability is 0.25 N AT 15% HF/HDPE-reinforced composites. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and tensile test played an important role in the study of the thermal stability of the material. FTIR analysis was used to investigate the chemical groups between the fiber and matrix. The morphology of the fiber is beneficial for the study of the surface treatment effect on the HF. The tensile test examined the optimum strength at 0.25 N AT 15% HF/HDPE composite, and a good relationship between the thermal and mechanical properties was also observed. © 2018 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston 2018.|
|Citation:||Science and Engineering of Composite Materials (2018), 25(4): 807-815|
|Publisher:||Walter de Gruyter GmbH|
|Author Scopus IDs:||56566016600|
|Author Affiliations:||Srivastava, P., Center of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management (CoEDMM), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India|
Sinha, S., Department of Chemical Engineering and CoEDMM, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
|Funding Details:||Acknowledgments: This study is supported by the Indian|
|Corresponding Author:||Sinha, S.; Department of Chemical Engineering and CoEDMM, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: email@example.com|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal Publications [CH]|
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