Calcium Carbonate from Clam Shell as a Thermal Conductor in Particulate Filled Polymer Matrix Composites

Mahshuri, Yusof and Amalina, Muhammad Afifi and Nur Tahirah, Razali and Marini, Sawawi and Abdul Razak, Abdul Karim (2018) Calcium Carbonate from Clam Shell as a Thermal Conductor in Particulate Filled Polymer Matrix Composites. International Journal of Engineering and Technology (UAE), 7 (3.18). pp. 101-105. ISSN 2227-524X

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The thermal conductivity of the raw and stearic acid treated calcium carbonate (CaCO3) from clam (Polymesoda bengalensis) shell powder infused in unsaturated polyester matrix has been measured. Eight different mean diameter sizes of clam shell filler were infused into unsaturated polyester (UPE) matrix. Thermal conductivity of neat UPE sample and when embedded with raw and stearic acid treated CaCO3 filler with different mean diameter sizes and filler loadings were measured according to ASTM E1225-99. The result showed that UPE matrix composites with untreated clam shell produced higher thermal conductivity than treated clam shell. At constant filler content, the thermal conductivity of UPE/CaCO3 composites was increased gradually as the filler size was decreased. The higher the filler content, the higher the thermal conductivity of the composites. Therefore, the inclusion of higher filler loading with finer filler size of seafood waste from clam shell can improve the performance of polymer matrix composites as a heat conducto

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Calcium Carbonate, Clam Shell, Particulate-Filled Composites, Stearic Acid, Thermal, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2018 04:05
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2021 08:20

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