Morphological, structural and thermal characterization of acetic acid modified and unmodified napier grass fiber strands

K.V. Parasuram, K.O. Reddy, M. Shukla, T. Marwala

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Abstract

Native African grown Napier grass fibers are treated with acetic acid and subjected to instrumental analysis to characterize these natural fibers. The impact of acetic acid treatment on the composition and structure of Napier grass fibers was evaluated and reported in this study. X-Ray diffraction, FTIR spectral analysis and Thermo gravimetric method was used to assess their typical properties. The X-ray diffraction revealed an increase in crystallinity of the fibers on acetic acid treatment. The morphology of the fibers before and after acetic acid treatment was studied by scanning electron microscopy method. Significant increase in thermal stability of these fibers was also found afteracid treatment. The acid treated fibers are likely to be a better reinforcement for possible use in natural fiber composites. © 2013 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages506-510
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

cited By 2; Conference of 7th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control, ISCO 2013 ; Conference Date: 4 January 2013 Through 5 January 2013; Conference Code:96333

Keywords

  • Acetic acid treatment
  • FTIR
  • Instrumental analysis
  • Natural fiber composites
  • TGA
  • Thermal characterization
  • Typical properties
  • XRD, Acetic acid
  • Intelligent systems
  • pH
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Surface treatment
  • X ray diffraction, Natural fibers, Acetic Acid
  • Natural Fibers
  • Ph
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Surface Treatment
  • X Ray Diffraction

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