Research Article of American Journal of Chemical Research
A Study on Moisture Content of Bamboo Fiber Reinforced HDPE Composite at Different Temperature
Md. Shaharul Islam1, 2 , Md. Hafizur Rahman1, G M Arifuzzaman Khan1, M Shamsul Alam1, Md. Helal Uddin1
1Department of Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh. 2Department of Chemistry, Bangladesh Army University of Engineering & Technology(BAUET), Qadirabad Cantonment, Natore-6431, Bangladesh.
Natural fibers are becoming a competitive option as reinforcement of polymeric composite materials due to their bio-based character, good specific mechanical properties, low cost and inexhaustible supply. The aim of this study was to make the Bamboo fiber and high density polyethylene (HDPE) composite and to measure the wet loss of the composite due to removal of moisture content at 105 0C, 125 0C and 135 0C temperature. Bamboo fiber were extracted from bamboo culm and treated with 0.5 M NaOH. Bamboo fiber-reinforced HDPE composites were prepared employing melt blending technique followed by heat press molding with various weight fractions (5, 10, 30 and 40 wt. %) of the treated bamboo fiber with HDPE. A systematic investigation of the thermal behavior on the moisture content of the composites was carried out. It was observed that at 135 0C temperature more moisture removed from the composite compared to 105 0C and 125 0C temperature. It also revealed that the weight loss of the composite increased with the increase in the Bamboo fiber loading (5% to 40%).
Keywords: Bamboo Fiber, HDPE, Composite, Reinforcement.
How to cite this article:
Md. Shaharul Islam, Md. Hafizur Rahman, G M Arifuzzaman Khan, M Shamsul Alam, Md. Helal Uddin. A Study on Moisture Content of Bamboo Fiber Reinforced HDPE Composite at Different Temperature. American Journal of Chemical Research, 2019, 3:16. DOI: 10.28933/ajcr-2019-10-0605
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