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A comparative study on the effects of Coriolus versicolor on properties of HDPE/wood flour/paper sludge composites
Composites Part B: Engineering 43  #5 (2012)
Hamzeh et al of University of Tehran and the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology, Iran, studied the effects of white-rot fungus (Coriolus versicolor) on the properties of high density polyethylene (HDPE)/wood flour/paper sludge composites. In addition, the effectiveness of using coupling agent on the durability of decayed and undecayed WPCs was investigated. Two different types of sludge materials, namely paper making waste water sludge (PS) and ink-eliminated sludge (IES) were used.  The addition of wood flour decreased the resistance of the composites to moisture and fungal environment.. The addition of coupling agent during the compounding of wood flour and HDPE prevented the colonization and proliferation of fungus on the surface of the composites, and had an advantageous effect on the water uptake and mechanical properties of both treated and untreated composites. (RDC 5/17/2012)


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* Date of latest addition; date of first entry is 5/17/2012.