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Effect of Green Gram Husk Nanocellulose on Banana Fiber Composite
- Movva, Mounika, Kommineni, Ravindra
- Journal of natural fibers 2019 v.16 no.2 pp. 287-299
- bananas, cellulose, hulls, impact strength, modulus of rupture, mung beans, nanocomposites, polyesters, tensile strength
- Nanocellulose is a significant bio entity in the present-day applications of nanocomposites. In this regard, the present work focuses on fabrication of green gram husk cellulose-based hybrid nanocomposites. In the process of nanocellulose extraction, residues obtained after each stage of treatment are characterized through physical and morphological tests. Later, nanocellulose is reinforced in unsaturated polyester with 1, 3, 5, and 7 wt. % to study the tensile properties. The peak tensile strength is found to be 39 MPa at 5wt% of cellulose nanocomposites. Noting the enhancement in tensile properties of nanocomposites, nanocellulose is reinforced in banana fiber composites and its influence on mechanical properties is studied. Nanocellulose/banana fiber hybrid composites showed enhanced tensile strength, flexural strength, and impact strength.