Production and Characterization of Composite from Waste Faro Water Bottles and Groundnut Husk for Use as Egg Tray

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Published: 2023-08-14

DOI: 10.56557/ajocr/2023/v8i38346

Page: 14-26


Luntsi John

Department of Chemistry, Modibbo Adama University, P.M.B. 2076, Yola Adamawa State, Nigeria.

Kalu M. Kalu

Department of Chemistry, Gombe State University, P.M.B. 127, Tudun Wada, Gombe, Gombe State, Nigeria.

Fatima Abubakar

Department of Chemistry, Modibbo Adama University, P.M.B. 2076, Yola Adamawa State, Nigeria.

Yahaya Abubakar

Department of Chemical Sciences, Federal University, Wukari, P.M.B. 1020, Katsina-Ala Road, Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria.

Rome Kenneth

Department of Chemistry, Gombe State University, P.M.B. 127, Tudun Wada, Gombe, Gombe State, Nigeria.

Peter Michael Dass *

Department of Chemistry, Modibbo Adama University, P.M.B. 2076, Yola Adamawa State, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Composites of polyethene terephthalate (PET) and groundnut husk fibres were produced. Recently, the interest in using natural fibres in bio-composite materials has grown because they are non-toxic, low-cost, and easy to recycle. In this paper, we present the effects of different types of fibre treatments on the mechanical properties of PET as composite materials made from groundnut husk and plastic water bottles (Faro). Mechanical and physical tests were carried out on the PET-GH fibre composite, such as burning rate, water absorption, Meyer’s hardness, modulus of rupture and impact strength.

Effects of percentage increase in PET and fibre on water absorption, burning rate, hardness, impact strength, and modulus of rupture were analyzed. SEM analysis was employed to study the morphology of the produced composite at different PET-GH loadings to establish the optimum interfacial adhesion of the polymer matrix.

Keywords: Composite, fibre, polyethylene terephthalate, groundnut husks


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John , L., Kalu , K. M., Abubakar, F., Abubakar , Y., Kenneth , R., & Dass , P. M. (2023). Production and Characterization of Composite from Waste Faro Water Bottles and Groundnut Husk for Use as Egg Tray. Asian Journal of Current Research, 8(3), 14–26. https://doi.org/10.56557/ajocr/2023/v8i38346

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