Conversion of cellulosic waste materials into nanostructured ceramics and nanocomposites

Pang, Suh Cem and Chin, Suk Fun and Yih, Victor (2011) Conversion of cellulosic waste materials into nanostructured ceramics and nanocomposites. Advanced Materials Letters, 2 (2). pp. 118-124. ISSN 0976-3961

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Cellulosic waste materials which include sawdust, wastepaper, corncob and sugarcane bagasse were converted into nanostructured ceramics and nanocomposites by submersion in silica colloidal suspension (sol) and subsequently by calcination of the cellulosic/SiO2 nanocomposites under controlled conditions. Depending on the calcination conditions used,nanostructured SiO2 ceramics and carbon/SiO2 nanocomposites were obtained. The morphology of resulting nanostructured ceramics and nanocomposites obtained from four types of cellulosic waste materials were characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and CHN elemental analyzer. The effect of cellulosic materials on the properties of nanostructured ceramics and nanocomposites formed were investigated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cellulosic materials; nanostructured; ceramics; nanocomposites, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 02:58
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2022 06:59

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