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Process Engineering and Performance of Sustainable Polyamide 6 (PA6) Based Blends and Biocomposites

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dc.contributor.advisor Mohanty, Amar Jubinville, Dylan 2018-08-30T19:07:47Z 2020-02-13T06:01:40Z 2018-08-13 2018-08-13 2018-08-30
dc.description.abstract Engineered thermoplastic blends were fabricated using PA6 and poly (butylene terephthalate) (PBT) and, upon optimization, they were reinforced with biocarbon and other conventional fillers. A twin-screw extruder and injection molder were used to produce the blends compatibilized blends, and biocomposites. Analyses of the materials were completed through mechanical and thermal tests while the viscoelastic behaviour was investigated via dynamic mechanical analysis. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance was also performed to understand the effect of blending PBT with PA6. Following optimization of the PA6 and PBT blends, a maleic anhydride grafted polyamide 11 compatibilizer was designed in order to increase the compatibility. Comparison of thermo-oxidative aging on a new emerging and sustainable filler was carried out against fillers used in the automotive industry. The thermal degradation of the different fillers was investigated under accelerated heat aging for 1000 h at 140 °C. The composite’s performances, before and after heat aging, were evaluated using mechanical and thermal tests. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)/ University of Guelph - Bioeconomy for Industrial Research Program Theme Project # 030176; and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada−Discovery Grants Project # 401111. and the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS) Ontario Research Fund, Research Excellence Program Round-7 (ORF-RE07) (Project # 052644 and 052665) to carry out this research work. Special thanks to Competitive Green technologies from Leamington Ontario, Canada for the pyrolyzed biocarbon samples used in this research. en_US
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dc.subject Research Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES::Chemistry::Organic chemistry::Polymer chemistry en_US
dc.subject Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY::Chemical engineering::Chemical process and manufacturing engineering::Materials chemistry en_US
dc.title Process Engineering and Performance of Sustainable Polyamide 6 (PA6) Based Blends and Biocomposites en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Engineering en_US Master of Applied Science en_US School of Engineering en_US
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