|Title:||Effect of chemical treatment on the mechanical and water absorption properties of bagasse fiber-reinforced epoxy composites|
Sinha, Shishir N.
|Published in:||Journal of Polymer Engineering|
|Abstract:||The present article presents a study on the mechanical and water absorption properties of bagasse fiber-reinforced epoxy composites. Bagasse fibers are subjected to chemical treatment with 1% sodium hydroxide followed by 1% acrylic acid at ambient temperature to enhance the bonding strength between the fiber-polymer, resulting in high values of the mechanical properties and a reduction in the water absorption properties of the composites. We analyzed the optimum value of fiber treatment, and it was found that 15% treated fiber loading yields enhanced the mechanical properties together with a reduction in water absorption properties. © by De Gruyter 2015.|
|Citation:||Journal of Polymer Engineering (2015), 35(6): 545-550|
|Publisher:||Walter de Gruyter GmbH|
|Author Scopus IDs:||56763557200|
|Author Affiliations:||Mittal, V., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttrakhand, 247667, India|
Sinha, S., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttrakhand, 247667, India
|Corresponding Author:||Sinha, S.; Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal Publications [CH]|
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