Synthesis and characterization of polylactide/rice husk hydrochar composite

Nizamuddin, ., Jadhav, A, Qureshi, S, Baloch, H, Siddiqui, M, Mubarak, N, Griffin, G, Madapusi, S, Tanksale, A and Ahamed, M 2019, 'Synthesis and characterization of polylactide/rice husk hydrochar composite', Scientific Reports, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 1-11.

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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Synthesis and characterization of polylactide/rice husk hydrochar composite
Author(s) Nizamuddin, .
Jadhav, A
Qureshi, S
Baloch, H
Siddiqui, M
Mubarak, N
Griffin, G
Madapusi, S
Tanksale, A
Ahamed, M
Year 2019
Journal name Scientific Reports
Volume number 9
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher Nature
Abstract Polymer composites are fabricated by incorporating fillers into a polymer matrix. The intent for addition of fillers is to improve the physical, mechanical, chemical and rheological properties of the composite. This study reports on a unique polymer composite using hydrochar, synthesised by microwave-assisted hydrothermal carbonization of rice husk, as filler in polylactide matrix. The polylactide/hydrochar composites were fabricated by incorporating hydrochar in polylactide at 5%, 10%, 15% and 20 wt% by melt processing in a Haake rheomix at 170 °C. Both the neat polylactide and polylactide/hydrochar composite were characterized for mechanical, structural, thermal and rheological properties. The tensile modulus of polylactide/hydrochar composites was improved from 2.63 GPa (neat polylactide) to 3.16 GPa, 3.33 GPa, 3.54 GPa, and 4.24 GPa after blending with hydrochar at 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20%, respectively. Further, the incorporation of hydrochar had little effect on storage modulus (G′) and loss modulus (G″). The findings of this study reported that addition of hydrochar improves some characteristics of polylactide composites suggesting the potential of hydrochar as filler for polymer/hydrochar composites.
Subject Non-automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Keyword(s) Waste Derived Biochar
Hydrothermal Carbonization
Crystallization Behavior
Polymer Composites
Poly(Lactic Acid)
DOI - identifier 10.1038/s41598-019-41960-1
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2019. Open Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License,
ISSN 2045-2322
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