Production of fire-retardant sound-absorbing panels from sago waste

Zainab, Ngaini and Hasnain, Hussain and Khairul Aidil Azlin, Abd Rahman and Norhaizat, S and Teng, JX and Lawai, V (2013) Production of fire-retardant sound-absorbing panels from sago waste. Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 25 (4). pp. 510-515. ISSN 0128-1283

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The accumulation of agricultural waste either in solid or liquid form causes environmental concern. In the utilisation of agricultural waste for developing sustainable construction material, cyclotriphosphazene-incorporated sago wastes as pendant groups were prepared and structurally characterised using infrared spectroscope and scanning electron microscope. The chemically-modified sago waste composite was applied with binders and developed as sound-absorbing panels. These panels are a class of organic–inorganic-based material that is fire resistant. The absorption coefficient of panels gave higher values at low (250 and 500 Hz) and medium (2000 Hz) frequencies. The panel was 51% lighter than fibreboard. The function and basic manufacturing of sound-absorbing panels were similar to other products available in the market. The panels showed excellent anti-termite properties.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyclotriphosphazene, ignition, frequency test, anti-termite, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2017 11:04
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 11:04

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