Preparation and characterization of wood/ceramic nanocomposites and their potential wood protection applications

Elmyra Husna, bt. Hassanul Azhar (2008) Preparation and characterization of wood/ceramic nanocomposites and their potential wood protection applications. [Project Report]

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Abstract

This research focused on the preparation and characterization of wood/ceramic nanocomposites using metal oxide sols and selected wood samples. The metal oxide sols were prepared by the sol-gel technique. Wood/ceramic nanocomposites were prepared by submerging wood samples into the metal oxide sols under controlled conditions. Besides, the effectiveness of metal oxide nanoparticles for wood preservation was also being studied. Established characterization techniques using instruments such as Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Optical Microscope and CHN Analyzer were used to characterize the wood/ceramic nanocomposites prepared under various conditions. Visual rating scale for decay and termites’ attacks were used to evaluate the effectiveness of selected metal oxides nanoparticles for wood preservation study.

Item Type: Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wood, Preservation, Protection, ceramic nanocomposites, UNIMAS, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, undergraduate
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2014 07:32
Last Modified: 15 May 2015 08:18
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/1466

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