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Physicomechanical properties of rice husk/coco peat reinforced acrylonitrile butadiene styrene blend composites

Norhasnan, Nurul Haziatul Ain and Hassan, Mohamad Zaki and Mohd. Nor, Ariff Farhan and Zaki, S. A. and Dolah, Rozzeta and Jamaludin, Khairur Rijal and Abdul Aziz, Sa’ardin (2021) Physicomechanical properties of rice husk/coco peat reinforced acrylonitrile butadiene styrene blend composites. Polymers, 13 (7). p. 1171. ISSN 2073-4360

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym13071171


Utilizing agro-waste material such as rice husk (RH) and coco peat (CP) reinforced with thermoplastic resin to produce low-cost green composites is a fascinating discovery. In this study, the effectiveness of these blended biocomposites was evaluated for their physical, mechanical, and thermal properties. Initially, the samples were fabricated by using a combination of melt blend internal mixer and injection molding techniques. Increasing in RH content increased the coupons density. However, it reduced the water vapor kinetics sorption of the biocomposite. Moisture absorption studies disclosed that water uptake was significantly increased with the increase of coco peat (CP) filler. It showed that the mechanical properties, including tensile modulus, flexural modulus, and impact strength of the 15% RH—5% CP reinforced acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), gave the highest value. Results also revealed that all RH/CP filled composites exhibited a brittle fracture manner. Observation on the tensile morphology surfaces by using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) affirmed the above finding to be satisfactory. Therefore, it can be concluded that blend-agriculture waste reinforced ABS biocomposite can be exploited as a biodegradable material for short life engineering application where good mechanical and thermal properties are paramount.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biocomposites, Biodegradable
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:94972
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:30 Apr 2022 06:23
Last Modified:30 Apr 2022 06:23

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