Physico-Chemical And Thermal Characterisation of Canarium Schweinfurthii Engl (Cs) Shells

International Journal of Material Science and Engineering
© 2021 by SSRG - IJMSE Journal
Volume 7 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Biloa Otiti Sandrine Olive, betene Ebanda Fabien, Mewoli Armel Edwige, Noah Pierre Marcel Anicet, Atangana Ateba
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Biloa Otiti Sandrine Olive, betene Ebanda Fabien, Mewoli Armel Edwige, Noah Pierre Marcel Anicet, Atangana Ateba, "Physico-Chemical And Thermal Characterisation of Canarium Schweinfurthii Engl (Cs) Shells," SSRG International Journal of Material Science and Engineering, vol. 7,  no. 3, pp. 9-15, 2021. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23948884/IJMSE-V7I3P102

Abstract:

The present work focuses on studying the Physico-chemical and thermal properties of CanariumSchweinfurthiiEngl (CS) core shells. These shells, abandoned after consumption, pose an environmental problem, and their hardness inspires the study of their properties. This study aims to improve the state of knowledge to use them for the reinforcement of composites. Their density and moisture content are investigated. Their molecular structure is studied by ATR-FTIR spectroscopy. Quantitative analysis of the biochemical composition was carried out using the TAPPI method and TGA/DSC analysis. The results revealed that the CS shells had a water content of 6.26%, a holocellulose content of 53.07%, and lignin content of 35.79%. The crystallinity index of the CS shells is 82%. The chemical composition of the studied shells is as follows: an extractives content of 6.887%; a water content of 17.669%; a lignin content of 36.96%, a holocellulose content of 54.48%, a cellulose content of 37.31%, and a hemicellulose content of 19.14%. The thermal transitions observed in the thermograms correlate with the chemical composition of the TAPPI.

Keywords:

ATR-FTIR, Canarium Schweinfurthii Engl, crystallinity index, density, TAPPI method.

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