Characteristics of UV Irradiated Waste Biopolymer from Renewable Resources (Part 1)


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Waste cooking oil has proven to be a problematic material in the developed countries since people usually pour waste cooking oil into the kitchen drainage because they unaware that this waste can be recycled. Thus, in this study, the converted waste cooking oil into polymer was fabricated by using hot compression machine and named as waste biopolymer (WB). Vibration transmissibility test was conducted to determine the WB characteristics before and after UV-irradiated. It is revealed the similar vibration transmissibility responses curves were obtained at 1mm, 0.1g and 0.15g base excitation levels for the entire testing frequency except for the displacement transmissibility from base to moveable top plate at 1.5 mm. There was only one resonance peak occurred over the testing frequency which was 15 - 23 Hz for the displacement transmissibility and 15 – 25 Hz for the acceleration transmissibility test on shaking table. No other variation used on the displacement and acceleration amplitude to control the transmissibility test of UV-irradiated WB system based on shaking table. Evidently, small changes on the frequency of the vibration transmissibility were shifted to higher value of UV-irradiated WB with overall percentages of changes are below 5% except for displacement transmissibility at 1.5 mm. This shows the photo-stability of WB after UV-irradiation is high and could be used for further study.



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Meixing Guo, Syed Masood, Ghenadii Korotcenkov and Asif Mahmood




S. M. Rus et al., "Characteristics of UV Irradiated Waste Biopolymer from Renewable Resources (Part 1)", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 974, pp. 252-256, 2014

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June 2014




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