The Effects of MAPP and OPDC on Physical and Mechanical Properties of OPDC-RPC / Muhammad Aqif Adam...[et al.]

Adam, Muhammad Aqif and Sulaiman, Alawi and Abd Pahmy, Nur Fitrah Aqilah and Mokhtar, Mohd Noriznan and Tabatabaei, Meisam and Subbian, Karuppuchamy (2019) The Effects of MAPP and OPDC on Physical and Mechanical Properties of OPDC-RPC / Muhammad Aqif Adam...[et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 2 (2). pp. 83-97. ISSN 1823-5514 ; 2550-164X


Oil palm decanter cake reinforced with polypropylene composite (OPDC-RPC) was developed by varying the percentages of oil palm decanter cake (OPDC) and maleic anhydride polypropylene (MAPP). By adding MAPP, the mechanical properties (tensile, flexural and impact strength) had improved and the optimum mechanical strength was obtained at 30% OPDC due to strong internal bonding of OPDC and polymer. This evidence was captured using SEM where OPDC had a better bonding with MAPP. Water absorption test also confirmed the nature of hydrophilic properties of OPDC. To reduce the water absorption, MAPP was added and able to reduce the void inside OPDC-RPC material, hence reduced water penetration and water absorption rate.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Adam, Muhammad AqifUNSPECIFIED
Sulaiman, AlawiUNSPECIFIED
Abd Pahmy, Nur Fitrah AqilahUNSPECIFIED
Mokhtar, Mohd NoriznanUNSPECIFIED
Tabatabaei, MeisamUNSPECIFIED
Subbian, KaruppuchamyUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 1823-5514 ; 2550-164X
Volume: SI 2
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 83-97
Official URL:
Item ID: 38333
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oil Palm Decanter Cake (OPDC), Polypropylene (PP), Reinforced Polypropylene Composite, Natural Fiber Content, Maleic Anhydride Polypropylene (MAPP).


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