Production of versatile composites is a very attractive field. Carbon containing epoxy resins are one of the most relevant reinforced plastics used for a wide number of applications. In this research, we studied the influence of five different commercial biochar samples for the selective enhancement of brittleness and ductility of an epoxy based composite. We proved the relationship between biochar morphology and composites mechanical properties with the aid of FT-IR and FE-SEM analysis. We were able to improve the neat resin mechanical properties by doubling its Young’s modulus and ultimate tensile strength using a wheat straw derived material, and to increase its elongation by 40%, we used a Miscanthus derived biochar.

Influence of Commercial Biochar Fillers on Brittleness/Ductility of Epoxy Resin Composites / Bartoli, Mattia; Giorcelli, Mauro; Rosso, Carlo; Rovere, Massimo; Jagdale, Pravin; Tagliaferro, Alberto. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - ELETTRONICO. - 9:15(2019), p. 3109. [10.3390/app9153109]

Influence of Commercial Biochar Fillers on Brittleness/Ductility of Epoxy Resin Composites

Bartoli, Mattia;Giorcelli, Mauro;Rosso, Carlo;Rovere, Massimo;Jagdale, Pravin;Tagliaferro, Alberto
2019

Abstract

Production of versatile composites is a very attractive field. Carbon containing epoxy resins are one of the most relevant reinforced plastics used for a wide number of applications. In this research, we studied the influence of five different commercial biochar samples for the selective enhancement of brittleness and ductility of an epoxy based composite. We proved the relationship between biochar morphology and composites mechanical properties with the aid of FT-IR and FE-SEM analysis. We were able to improve the neat resin mechanical properties by doubling its Young’s modulus and ultimate tensile strength using a wheat straw derived material, and to increase its elongation by 40%, we used a Miscanthus derived biochar.
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