Gasoline Diffusivity of Polypropylene-Polycarbonate Composites
Buthainah A1, Dayang Radiah A. B2, Alnuami W3, Ethar Y. Salih4, Mohammed. A. Jawad5
1Buthainah A, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Putra Engineering University, Serdang Malaysia.
2Dayang Radiah A.B, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Putra Engineering University, Serdang Malaysia.
3Alnuami W, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Putra Engineering University, Serdang Malaysia
4Ethar Y. Salih, Department of Physics, Putra Engineering University, Serdang Malaysia
5Mohammed. A. Jawad, Department of Physics, Putra Engineering University, Serdang Malaysia
Manuscript received on 11 January 2014 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 January 2014 | Manuscript Published on 30 January 2014 | PP: 83-87 | Volume-3 Issue-8, January 2014 | Retrieval Number: E1292103513/14©BEIESP
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Abstract: This manuscript explores the effect of polypropylene polycarbonate composite (PP-PC) on gasoline absorption. Composites were prepared from PP-PC of different ratios with and without carbon black as a stabilizer. Further, the effect of aging gasoline in the presence of carbon black for a period of two months was studied. A single screw extruder was used to produce these composites and form them into 2mm thick sheets. A hydraulic compressor was then used to produce a 4mm sheet. Absorption test was carried out in gasoline at different immersion times and different blends. The results showed that the polycarbonate performance was improved upon addition of polypropylene. The results of absorption show that it obey Fick’s second law of diffusion and after the addition of carbon black the absorption decrease. Further, a polymer composite comprised of PP/PC/carbon black at a ratio of 30/70/1 % (V/V/V %) performs best as suitable composite for the manufacture of fuel tanks.
Keywords: Diffusion, Polymer, Absorption, Composites.
Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology