Behaviour of waste polypropylene pyrolysis char-based epoxy composite materials.

Affiliation

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya Technical University, Konya, Turkey. [Email]

Abstract

In this study, polypropylene (PP) plastic wastes were pyrolysed. Solid pyrolysis product (char) was used as filler material for the preparation of epoxy composite. 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700 °C were selected as final pyrolysis temperatures. Solid pyrolysis product (char) was analysed by elemental, FTIR, SEM, BET and TGA analysis. The epoxy composite samples were prepared with char obtained from pyrolysis. Mechanical properties of composites were analysed by hardness, tensile strength, elongation at break, electrical conductivity tests to explain the effects of pyrolysis temperature and char doses over composite properties. Thermogravimetric properties of composites were determined by TGA analyses. The water absorption behaviour of composite samples was determined by water adsorption test. Epoxy composite produced from PP char obtained under 300 °C showed the most ideal behaviour.

Keywords

Char,Composite,Epoxy resins,PP waste plastic,Pyrolysis,

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