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Title: HDPE-Ash Nanocomposites
Authors: Eby Thomas, Thachil
Ayswarya, E P
Beena, Abraham T
Keywords: nanocomposites
polyethylene (PE)
inorganic materials
Issue Date: 20-Oct-2011
Publisher: Wiley Online Library
Abstract: Ash-based polymer composites are assuming increasing importance because of the pollutant potential, fine particle size, and low price of ash. Fly ash and rice husk ash are two prominent ash materials on which some investigations have already been done for potential use in polymer composites. This article highlights the results of a study on the use of wood ash in HDPE. Wood ash is mainly a mixture of various metallic compounds and some silica. Here, the characterization of wood ash has been done with the help of XRD, ICPAES, light scattering based particle size analysis, FTIR, and SEM. The results show that wood ash particle size has an average value of 293 nm, much lower than other categories of ash. When blended with HDPE in the presence of a compatibilizer, wood ash gives rise to vastly improved mechanical properties over that of the base polymer. The results prove that wood ash is a valuable reinforcing material for HDPE and the environmental pollution due to wood ash can be solved in a most profitable way by this technique.
Description: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 124, 1659–1667 (2012)
URI: http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/purl/4719
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