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Mechanical Properties of Particleboard Composites Made from Sugarcane Bagasse and Spirulina Algae
by Pothula, Ramanarayana Reddy, M.S., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2016, 100; 10243742
Abstract (Summary)

To reduce formaldehyde emissions and prevent deforestation, particle boards prepared from sodium hydroxide modified algae and sugarcane bagasse were used to study the effect of process parameters such as fine-filler ratio, algae-filler ratio, ambient storage times, and sodium hydroxide concentration on mechanical properties. P-test was conducted to test for significance of parameters on flexural modulus and flexural strength. Results showed that algae-filler ratio and ambient storage times have significant impact on mechanical properties, while fine-filler ratio showing significant impact on secant flexural modulus and sodium hydroxide concentration having impact only on tangent flexural modulus. Mechanical properties of particleboard composites made from sugarcane bagasse and spirulina algae were found to be comparable to conventional particle boards.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chirdon, William
Commitee: Khattab, Ahmed, Khattak, Mohammad Jamal
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: Chemical Engineering
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Engineering, Chemical engineering
Keywords: Algae, Bagasse, Bio processing, Mechanical properties, Particleboard, Sustainable composites
Publication Number: 10243742
ISBN: 978-0-355-11290-0
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