Biyokömür Takviyeli Polivinil Alkol /Mısır Nişastası Biyokompozitler

  • Pınar Terzioğlu, Fatma Nur Parın
  • Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi, April 2020, SDU Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • DOI: 10.19113/sdufenbed.568229

Biochar additive for polymer composites

What is it about?

The utilization of biochar in polymer composites can be considered as a sustainable approach that provide valorization of a waste to a value-added material and at the same time diminish biowaste in a smart way.

Why is it important?

This study is focused on the evaluation of biochar as a filler in polyvinyl alcohol /corn starch composites.


Bursa Teknik Universitesi

The composites were prepared via solution mixing and casting method using citric acid as a plasticizer and glutaraldehyde as a cross-linker. Distribution of biochar in the PVA/starch matrix was evaluated by optical microscopy. The structural features of composites were characterized using FTIR spectroscopy. Effects of biochar loading ratio (0-12 wt%) on the thermal stability of the PVA/starch blends were determined by differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetric analyses. The decomposition temperatures of the PVA/starch/biochar composites decreased in comparison to PVA/starch composites.

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