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The effect of nano-titanium dioxide on the self-cleaning properties of TiO2-PP composite fibers
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The effect of nano-titanium dioxide on the self-cleaning properties of TiO2-PP composite fibers
Panutumrong, Praripatsaya; Metanawin, Siripan; Metanawin, Tanapak;
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 Abstract
This study aims to synthesis the self-cleaning fibers. The nano-titanium dioxide () were blend with the polypropylene (grade 561R) at 1wt%, 3wt%, 5wt%, 10wt%, 15wt% and 20wt%. The -fibers were obtained from single screw extruder. The mechanical, thermal, rheology and self-cleaning properties were also investigated. The results showed that the tensile strength of the -PP fibers decreased with increasing of the amount of . The presents of the in the PP fibers significantly showed the improving of the self-cleaning properties under sunlight and 20 watt of UV radiation. The -PP fibers in presents of 20wt% showed the best results of self-cleaning under 5 hours of the sunlight which the similar results were found under 5 hours of 20 watts of UV radiation.
 Keywords
Titanium dioxide;PP fiber;self-cleaning;polymer blend and polymer composite;
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English
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