Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2019, Page: 36-46
Mechanical and Water Absorption Properties of Polymeric Compounds
Okonkwo Ebere Onyekachi, Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Awka, Nigeria
Kingsley Ogemdi Iwuozor, Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Awka, Nigeria
Received: Nov. 20, 2018;       Accepted: Jun. 26, 2019;       Published: Jul. 10, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajmme.20190302.12      View  176      Downloads  37
Abstract
The use of polymers in reinforcement is a field that is gradually gaining momentum in the world of material science. The use of these polymers aids in reducing the menace of pollution attributed in the production of these materials. Till now, no work has been done on the use of polyacrylic resin in the reinforcement of material and that is what this research tries to throw more light on. This work is aimed at studying the effect of water absorption and the mechanical properties of polymeric Portland cement, Polymeric Barite and Polymeric Calcium carbonate, all locally blended in various ratios. The Mechanical and Water absorption properties of the mixture of Polyacrylic resin and Cement, Polyacrylic resin and Barite and Polyacylic resin and Calcium carbonate was analyzed. Eight different ratios of the Resin and Fillers were used in this work, viz; 90:10, 80:20, 70:30, 60:40, 50:50, 40:60, 30:70, 25:75, and 100% of the Polymer. The Compressive, Tensile and Fleuxeral abilities of the wood samples were used to determine its Mechanical abilities. The experimental result obtained showed that as the resin was decreased, the strength as well as the Water absorption ability of the materials increased until it got to a peak from where it starts to decrease.
Keywords
Carbon Dioxide, Emission, Mechanical, Calcium Carbonate, Barite, Polyacrylic, Compressive
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Okonkwo Ebere Onyekachi, Kingsley Ogemdi Iwuozor, Mechanical and Water Absorption Properties of Polymeric Compounds, American Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2019, pp. 36-46. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmme.20190302.12
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