Tensile behaviours of activated carbon (AC) coconut shell reinforced recycle polyethylene (PET) hybrid composites

Salleh, Zulzamri and Islam, Md Mainul and Yusop, M. Y. M. and Muhamad, M. S. (2013) Tensile behaviours of activated carbon (AC) coconut shell reinforced recycle polyethylene (PET) hybrid composites. In: 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials (ICFPAM 2013), 8-13 Dec 2013, Auckland, New Zealand.

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This research is to develop the natural Activated Carbon (AC) composites prepared from carbon coconut shell reinforced with recycled polyethylene (PET). Carbon coconut shell were selected from in-productive of coconut shell (without endocarp and exorcap) specifically namely as carbon Komeng coconut shell (CKCS) with different weight percentages of AC(2, 4 and 6wt%) and recycled PET(4, 6 and 8wt%) contents. The entire specimens were prepared using SRM (Silicon Rubber Moulds) with dumbbell shape and rectangular shape according to the standard ASTM D2099 and
ASTM D256 respectively. The mechanical properties of all samples were investigated to characterise the quality of the samples. The morphological study of reinforced samples was also conducted in this research by using SEM machine. The results showed that tensile stress increases when AC is increased specifically for samples with (PET-2wt%+AC-8 wt%) with maximum tensile stress as 388.37MPa.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (UNSPECIFIED)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Abstract only publication in the proceedings.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2014 02:50
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 00:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: activated carbon, polyethylene, mechanical properties
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8604 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles > 860403 Natural Fibres, Yarns and Fabrics
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24471

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