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SEM and AFM microscopical characterization of rPAN fibre and PET blends

Adegbola, Adesola Taoreed and Aghachi, I. E. A. and Agboola, Oluranti (2018) SEM and AFM microscopical characterization of rPAN fibre and PET blends. Alexandria Engineering Journal, 57. pp. 475-481.

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Recycling is one of the key ways of improving polymer properties and viable applications. Polymer blends are generating desired properties and the strength of recycled polymer improves depending on the ratio of the compositional blend. Microscopic characterization of the properties of recycled polyacrylonitrile fibre with polyethylene terephthalate using SEM and AFM was investigated in this work. The results revealed that blended compositions of rPAN/ PET (50/50; 70/30) are viable to explore while rPAN/PET (30/70) blend resulted in poor adhesion between the matrix and phase. Therefore, high percentage composition of rPAN in the blended samples positively improves the processing properties of PET.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Recycling; Blends; rPAN; PET; Compounding and characterization
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 14:41
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2018 14:41

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