Improvement of Mechanical, Thermal, and Physical Behaviors of Jute/Cotton Biocomposites Reinforced by Spent Tea Leaf Particles

Atiqur, Rahman and Mohammad Asaduzzaman, Chowdhury and Nayem, Hossain and Md. Bengir, Ahmed Shuvho and Md. Arefin, Kowser and Md. Rezaur, Rahman and Muhammad Tariq, Saeed Chani and Kuok King, Kuok and Mohammed M., Rahman (2022) Improvement of Mechanical, Thermal, and Physical Behaviors of Jute/Cotton Biocomposites Reinforced by Spent Tea Leaf Particles. Journal of Composites Science, 6 (5). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2504-477X

[img] PDF
Improvement of - Copy.pdf

Download (210kB)
Official URL:


Natural fibers such as jute, cotton, and bamboo composites are becoming alternative materials to synthetic fiber composites, as their use raises awareness of environmental protection. Among natural fibers, jute and cotton fibers were used in this research to fabricate six-layered composites reinforced by spent tea leaves. Varying amounts (0, 5, 10, and 15 g) of spent tea leaf powder were incorporated as reinforcement with resin to improve and observe properties and determine usability. The prepared composites were investigated comparatively in terms of mechanical, microstructural, morphological, and thermal properties. As regards mechanical characterization, tensile, compression, and bending properties were tested in this research to compare the obtained data with the data available in the literature to show its practical application. The results indicated that significant improvements in mechanical properties were obtained from the composites up to a certain proportion of reinforcement. The addition of 10 g reinforcement of spent tea leaves improved tensile strength by 33.46% and compressive strength by 38.86%. In terms of microstructural, morphological, and thermal characterization, in-depth SEM, EDS, XRD, UV, FTIR, TGA, and DSC analyses were performed. The results revealed that advanced microstructural, morphological, and thermal properties were improved with a certain proportion of spent tea leaf reinforcement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: biocomposite; jute fiber; cotton fiber; spent tea leaves; resin.
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2022 07:20
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2022 07:20

Actions (For repository members only: login required)

View Item View Item