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Evaluation of chitosan/sisal fiber/polyethylene membranes

Agboola, Oluranti and Fayomi, O. S. I and Sadiku, Rotimi Emmanuel and Ayoola, A. A. and Mokrani, Touhami and Mbuli, B.S. and Popoola, A. P. I. and Perry, G. (2020) Evaluation of chitosan/sisal fiber/polyethylene membranes. Materials Today: Proceedings.

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Composites of ternary blend of chitosan/sisal fiber/high density polyethylene, were prepared by using the Rheomixer, followed by hot press, in order to form dense microfiltration membranes. The effective operation of the membranes was tested via the utilization of distilled water. The structural arrangement of the membranes was examined with the aid of using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The chemical structure and phase identification of the membranes were examined using attenuation total reflectioninfrared spectroscopy (ATR-IR) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), respectively. The water permeability of the composite membranes is dependent on how rough the surface is, the sizes of pores and the membrane porosity. The membranes with highest amount of sisal fiber, gave highest flux of 1.4 m3/m2/h.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Porosity Water permeability SEM XRD FTIR Flux
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2021 15:07
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2021 15:07

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