Review on effect of chemical, thermal, additive treatment on mechanical properties of basalt fiber and their composites

Naman Jain, Vinay Kumar Singh, Sakshi Chauhan
  • Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials, February 2018, De Gruyter
  • DOI: 10.1515/jmbm-2017-0026

Review on effect of chemical, thermal, additive treatment on basalt fiber

What is it about?

Basalt fiber is emerging out the new reinforcing material for composites. To overcome some of the disadvantages of fibers such as poor bonding to polymers, low thermal stability and high moisture absorption fiber characteristics are modified with chemical, thermal and additive treatments. Chemical treatment corrosive resistance to alkali and acid were investigated which were used to clean and modify the surface of fiber for higher bonding with resins. To improve the thermal stability and reduce moisture uptake thermal treatment such as plasma and non thermal plasma were used which increased the surface roughness and change the chemical composition of surface of basalt fiber. Additive treatment is used to improve the mechanical properties of fibers, in basalt fiber additive treatment was done with SiO2 additive because of its chemical composition which contains major content of SiO2. In present investigation review on the effect of different treatment such as chemical, thermal and additive were studied. Effect of these treatment on chemical composition of the surface of basalt fiber and corrosion to acidic and alkali solution were studied with their effect on mechanical properties of basalt fiber and their composite.

Why is it important?

In past years, demands of biodegradable composite have been increasing due to environmental impact. In resent year demands of basalt fiber as reinforcement materials was increasing because it is cheaper than glass fiber and has many advantages such as high mechanical strength, high thermal stability, flame retarding and light weight.

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