Characterization of Ontario crop fibers for use in biocomposites (wheat and soybean)

dc.contributor.advisorErickson, L.
dc.contributor.advisorSimon, L.
dc.contributor.authorGolbabaie, Mahsa
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-03T14:56:05Z
dc.date.available2020-12-03T14:56:05Z
dc.date.copyright2008
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Plant Agricultureen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractAgricultural by-products, such as wheat straw, corn stalks, and soybean stems, are low cost sources of biofibers, produced annually in abundant quantities in Ontario. These materials can be combined with plastics into biocomposites with a wide range of applications in industries such as automotive components, construction and packaging. In this research, we have characterized fiber from wheat and soybean stems with respect to particle size distribution, morphology, chemical composition on the surface, interaction with moisture and resistance to high temperature degradation. Such properties play important roles in the processing of thermoplastic composites. The methods we used for this characterization include thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and light microscopy. This research will enable researchers in the future to identify the Ontario crop fiber genotypes that are best suited to plastic biocomposite applications.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/21689
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectagricultural by-productsen_US
dc.subjectbiofibersen_US
dc.subjectbiocompositesen_US
dc.subjectfiberen_US
dc.subjectwheaten_US
dc.subjectsoybean stemsen_US
dc.subjectparticle size distributionen_US
dc.subjectmorphologyen_US
dc.subjectchemical compositionen_US
dc.subjectmoistureen_US
dc.subjecthigh temperatureen_US
dc.subjectdegradationen_US
dc.subjectthermoplastic compositesen_US
dc.titleCharacterization of Ontario crop fibers for use in biocomposites (wheat and soybean)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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