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2022, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Assessment of carbonized cherry/mango seed endocarp on the mechanical properties of low density polyethylene


Author(s): Okafor CP, Tenebe OG and Eguare KO

Abstract:
Assessment of carbonized hybrid cherry/mango seed endocarp on the mechanical properties of low density polyethylene (LDPE) was investigated. Samples of cherry/mango seed endocarp were carbonized at 7000C for 3hours, milled to fine powder, characterized and were used in compounding LDPE. The characterization results of carbonized cherry endocarp (CCSE) and carbonized mango seed endocarp (CMSE) present excellent values of pH (CCSE; 8.75 and CMSE; 8.09), moisture content (CCSE; 0.37% and CMSE; 0.83%), bulk density (CCSE; 0.52g/ml and CMSE; 0.58g/ml) and loss on ignition (CCSE; 69.50% and CMSE; 73.25%). The mechanical properties of the filled LDPE composites present excellent tensile strength (CCSE; 21.46–31.8MPa, CMSE; 19.05–30.50MPa and CCMSE; 20.63–31.09MPa), tensile modulus (CCSE; 153.39–228.00MPa, CMSE; 149.56–224.06MPa and CCMSE; 151.48–227.17MPa), elongation at break (CCSE; 320.79–273.89%, CMSE; 318.18–267.16% and CCMSE; 318.89–271.10%), hardness (CCSE; 51.88–77.95Shore A, CMSE; 50.75–69.49Shore A and CCMSE; 51.07–69.89Shore A), abrasion resistance (CCSE; 57.00–39.68, CMSE; 53.42–33.91 and CCMSE; 52.04–34.01) and impact strength (CCSE; 169.03–137.80 J/mm, CMSE; 167.08–131.60J/mm and CCMSE; 165.34–133.81J/mm). These excellent mechanical results showed that hybridized carbonized filler has the potential improving and enhancing polymer matrices for better product quality, serviceability and performance.


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Okafor CP, Tenebe OG, Eguare KO. Assessment of carbonized cherry/mango seed endocarp on the mechanical properties of low density polyethylene. J Res Chem 2022;3(2):44-52.
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