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Title: Effect of chemical treatment on the mechanical and water absorption properties of bagasse fiber-reinforced epoxy composites
Authors: Mittal V.
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
URI: https://doi.org/10.1515/polyeng-2014-0270
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/2514
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Keywords: bagasse fiber
composites
epoxy resin
mechanical properties
water absorption
ISSN: 3346447
Author Scopus IDs: 56763557200
7403739121
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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