Title of article :
Kinetics of Isothermal Degradation studies by Thermogravimetric Data: Effect of orange peels ash on thermal properties of High density polyethylene (HDPE)
Aigbodion, V. S. University of Nigeria - Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Nigeria , Hassan, S. B. Ahmadu Bello University - Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Nigeria , Atuanya, C. U. Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Nigeria
High density polyethylene (HDPE) composite reinforced with 20wt% orange peels ash particles (OPAp) was prepared by compression moulding. Thermogravimetric analysis (DTA/TGA) (space) was conducted on the HDPE/orange peels ash particle composite to clarify the effect of OPAp on the thermal decomposition behavior of the resultant composite. The values of the activation energy for thermal 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.
Polymer , matrix composites (PMCs) , Thermal properties , Thermal analysis and Compression moulding
Journal title :
Journal of Materials and Environmental Science