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Thermal studies of lingo-cellulosic palm fiber reinforced hybrid green composites

Author Affiliations

  • 1G.N. Khalsa College, Matunga, Mumbai, MS, India
  • 2Polymer Science Lab, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajashthan, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 6, Issue (5), Pages 22-27, May,2 (2017)


Thermal properties of the hybrid composites have been explored by differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) and Transient Plane Source (TPS) technique. Hybrid composites have been prepared by reinforcing lingo-cellulosic oil palm fibers and glass fibers in phenol formaldehyde resin matrix. Non-isothermal crystallization kinetics has been studied by Differential Scanning Calorimeter. Parameters like enthalpy released and thermal stability of the composites have been evaluated using the DSC data. Activation energy of the composites has been evaluated by two different methods and compared. TPS technique has been employed to measure the effective thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity of the composites. Thermal conductivity of the fibers has been evaluated by a theoretical model and compared.


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