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Amal Mlhem, Thomas Teklebrhan, Evenezer Bokuretsion, Basim Abu-Jdayil. Development of sustainable thermal insulation based on bio-polyester filled with date pits[J]. Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts, 2024, 9(1): 74-89. doi: 10.1016/j.jobab.2023.12.004
Citation: Amal Mlhem, Thomas Teklebrhan, Evenezer Bokuretsion, Basim Abu-Jdayil. Development of sustainable thermal insulation based on bio-polyester filled with date pits[J]. Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts, 2024, 9(1): 74-89. doi: 10.1016/j.jobab.2023.12.004

Development of sustainable thermal insulation based on bio-polyester filled with date pits

doi: 10.1016/j.jobab.2023.12.004
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This work was financially supported by UAE University (SURE+ 2022 Grant #G00003848).

  • Available Online: 2024-01-31
  • Publish Date: 2023-12-26
  • Date palm pit (DPP)-filled poly (-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) composites were prepared, evaluated, and characterized to determine their thermal insulation ability. Thermal conductivity values ranged between 0.086 and 0.100 W/(m·K). At a maximum filler concentration (50% (w)), the specific heat capacity and thermal diffusivity were 1 183 J/(kg·K) and 0.068 9 mm2/s, respectively. The DPP increased the thermal stability, and the highest compressive strength obtained was 80 MPa at 30% filler content. The PHB-DPP composites exhibited promising water absorption (less than 6%) and tensile strength (6-14 MPa). Date-pit-based PHB composites could be used in sustainable building engineering and cleaner production.

     

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