CHARACTERIZATION OF CHEMICALS FROM PROSOPIS JULIFLORA (PJ) – A POTENTIAL ENHANCER FOR LIGHTWEIGHT POLYMER APPLICATIONS

  • D. Narayana Moorthy 1Department of Mechanical Engineering, SKP Engineering College, Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • L. Jayakumar Department of Mechanical Engineering, Arunai Engineering College, Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • K. Muthukumaran Department of Production Technology, Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: characterization, Prosopis juliflora, lightweight, polymer, reinforcement

Abstract

The latest research is about ProsopisJuliflora’s mining and characterization officers. The fibres were cut, chemically treated using sodium and hydrochloric acid (alkali) solutions. Chemically modified and non-modified fibres have been analysed for their thermal, chemical, crystalline, electrical, morphological and tensile characteristics. The findings showed that a cellulose content was increased by 59.8 % with a reduction of amorphous content and humidity by chemical treatment with alkali. However, due to its acid-plus attacks whose values were lower than untreated, the treatment for hydrochloric acid reduced cellulosis material. There were four hundred and seventeen nm of crystalline fibre of alkaline therapy, less than one 68.01 nm. Thus the ProsopisJuliflora can be suggested for lightweight polymer applications as a possible reinforcement.

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Published
2021-09-30
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Moorthy DN, Jayakumar L, Muthukumaran K. CHARACTERIZATION OF CHEMICALS FROM PROSOPIS JULIFLORA (PJ) – A POTENTIAL ENHANCER FOR LIGHTWEIGHT POLYMER APPLICATIONS. MatTech [Internet]. 2021Sep.30 [cited 2021Nov.27];55(5):619–624. Available from: https://mater-tehnol.si/index.php/MatTech/article/view/158