Isothermal Degradation studies of orange peels ash on the thermal properties of high density polyethylene
Kinetics of Isothermal Degradation studies by Thermogravimetric Data: Effect of orange peels ash on thermal properties of High density polyethylene(HDPE)
1Aigbodion V. S, 1Hassan S. B, 2Atuanya.C.U and 1Juku.G.S
1Advanced Materials and Physical Metallurgy Section
1Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru, Zaria, Nigeria.
2 Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
High density polyethylene (HDPE) composite reinforced with 20wt% orange peels ash particles(OPAp) was prepared by compression moulding. Thermogravimetric analysis(DTA/TGA) was conducted on the HDPE/OPAp composite to clarify the effect of OPAp on the thermal decomposition behavior of the resultant composite. The values of the activation energy forthermal decomposition reflected the improvement of the thermal stability of the HDPE/OPAp composite. This study has established that the orange peels ash particles are beneficial to act as thermal decomposition resistant and reinforcing particles in the HDPE matrix composite.
Keywords: Polymer-matrix composites (PMCs), Thermal properties, Thermal analysis and Compression moulding
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