Physico-Mechanical, Morphological Properties of Polyvinyl Alcohol/Palm Kernel Shell/Coconut Kernel Shell Elastomeric Polymer Nanocomposites

Lai, Josephine Chang Hui and Nor Liyana, Binti Yusop (2018) Physico-Mechanical, Morphological Properties of Polyvinyl Alcohol/Palm Kernel Shell/Coconut Kernel Shell Elastomeric Polymer Nanocomposites. Journal of Applied Science & Process Engineering, 5 (2). pp. 296-303. ISSN 2289-7771

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Abstract

In this study, the physico-mechanical and morphological properties of polyvinyl alcohol/palm kernel shell/coconut kernel shell elastomeric polymer nanocomposites (PVA/PKS/CKS EPNCs) were investigated. PVA/PKS/CKS EPNCs were prepared via solution casting method and the properties of EPNCs were characterized through Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), tensile testing and moisture absorption test. Test results showed that increasing the PVA content increased the tensile strength properties of EPNCs as well as provided smooth with no porous surface morphology. However, beyond certain percentage of PVA content, the moisture absorption increased too. Therefore, 55wt% of PVA/PKS/CKS EPNCs was chosen as the best EPNCs as it had the best overall properties from the aspect of physico-mechanical, morphological and moisture absorption.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Elastomeric polymer nanocomposites (EPNCs), polyvinyl alcohol, palm kernel shell, coconut kernel shell, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, , research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2018 01:24
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2018 01:24
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/22615

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