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Dissolution Technology Development of E-Glass Fiber for Recycling Waste of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer

  • Lee, Suyeon (Fibrous Ceramics and Aerospace Materials Center, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology) ;
  • Kim, Woo Sik (Fibrous Ceramics and Aerospace Materials Center, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology)
  • Received : 2019.09.27
  • Accepted : 2019.10.23
  • Published : 2019.11.30

Abstract

Recently, E-glass fiber is the one of most widely used ceramic fiber for aerospace fields. Recycling technology for waste of wind power blades is arising issue for reasons of low manageability and high cost of wastes. Though glass fiber is perfectly dissolved in hydrofluoric acid, low cost for recycling and harmless to human is important for recycling of blades. Chemically melted glass fiber will be used as different purpose like accelerator of hardening for shotcrete. In this study, dissolution process of glass fiber is tested in NaOH solution at low temperatures. In addition, difference in diameter reduction of glass fiber is observed by various alkali concentration and reaction times, treatment temperatures using FE-SEM.

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