Fabrication of hydrophobic compressed oil palm trunk surface by sol-gel process

Syafiqah, Muzakir and Nurjannah, Salim and Nurul Huda, Abu Bakar and Rasidi, Roslan and Lim, Wan Sin and Rokiah, Hashim (2018) Fabrication of hydrophobic compressed oil palm trunk surface by sol-gel process. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, International Conference on Innovative Technology, Engineering and Sciences 2018 (iCITES 2018) , 1-2 March 2018 , Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) Pekan Campus Library, Malaysia. pp. 1-7., 342 (012043). ISSN 1757-8981

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Improvement of the robustness of hydrophobic surfaces is crucial to achieving commercial applications of these surfaces in such various areas as self-cleaning, water repellency and corrosion resistance. Compressed oil palm trunk (OPT) panel is one of potential product which can be used as panelling and indoor furniture application. By adding hydrophobic properties to compressed oil palm trunk panel might increase the application of compressed oil palm trunk especially for outdoor application. In this study, fabrication is using the sol-gel technique. Sol-gel was prepared by adding ethanol with Hexadecyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide (CTAB) solution with Tetraethyl Orthosilicate (TEOS) with surface modification of chlorotrimethylsilane (CTMS). The surface with hydrophobic coating was undergone surface analysis with contact angle machine with the aid of software SCA 20 and the determined of the morphology of surface with scanning electron microscope (SEM). The produced compressed oil palm trunk surfaces exhibited promising hydrophobic properties with a contact angle of 104° and the relatively better mechanical robustness.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Contact angle; Corrosion resistance; Fabrication; Hydrophobicity
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 06:34
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 03:36
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/23133
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