Characterization of Wood Apple Shell Particles
Characterization of bio waste fiber/particulates for the fabrication of bio composite is essential, because the performance of composite depends upon several factors, including chemical composition, physical properties, and environmental condition of fiber/particulates. In this research, a new bio waste lignocellulosic wood apple shell particles have been chosen and characterized their properties through various analyses such as proximate, Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and X-ray diffraction (XRD), whether it is a suitable reinforcement for fabrication of polymer composite. From the analysis, it is concluded that the lignin percentage is more which helps to increase the carbon percentage in the shell particles. EDS result shows that wood apple shell contains hard particles which are suitable for the fabrication of polymer composite.
KeywordsWood apple shell Proximate BET EDS
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