Influence of Biochar Particulate on the Sorption Behaviour of Sansevieria Cylindrica Reinforced Vinyl Ester Composite
R. Deepak Joel Johnson1, V. Arumugaprabu2, P. Sivaranjana3
1R. Deepak Joel Johnson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha Nagar, Thandalam, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2V. Arumugaprabu, Department of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Srivilliputhur (Tamil Nadu), India.
3P. Sivaranjana, Department of Chemistry, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Srivilliputhur (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 23 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 17 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2019 | PP: 220-224 | Volume-9 Issue-1S4 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: A11661291S419/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1166.1291S419
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Abstract: Purpose of this research is to evaluate the influence of biochar from corn cob and wood waste residues on the water resistivity of the Sansevieria cylindrica reinforced vinyl ester composite (SCVEC) to be utilized in structural and marine applications. Biochar filled SCVEC was allowed to immerse in different sources of waters like seawater, ground water and distilled water to study the water absorption of the material. Kinetics of water molecule transferring into the composite during immersion was studied by determining the diffusion coefficient, permeability coefficient and sorption coefficient. Fabricated composites were analysed for its Fickian behaviour under 720 Hrs of immersion in different water medium. Chemical resistivity for the fabricated composite were also studied to make the composite more accessible to marine environment. Results reveals that increase in biochar loading up to certain wt. % increases the water resistivity of the composite. Reinforcement of Biochar derived from corn cob was found to have potential water resistivity property compared to the biochar derived from wood wastes.
Keywords: Sorption Behaviour, Chemical Resistivity, Sansevieria Cylindrica, Biochar, Vinyl Ester, Fickian Behaviour.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials