Influence of soaking time on tensile strength of coconut fiber

Muhammad, Arsyad Habe and Rudy, Soenoko and Arman, Arman and Nur, Wahyuni Influence of soaking time on tensile strength of coconut fiber. In: The 4th AASEC Universitas Pedidikan Indonesia, 24 April 2019, Universitas Pedidikan Indonesia, Bali, Indonesia.

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The objectives of research are to determine the effect of long soaking of coconut fiber in alkali solution to the tensile strength of coconut fiber. The testing stages include preparation, soaking, drying, testing, and analysis. The materials used consist of coconut fiber, alkali solution, aquades, tensile test equipment, and furnace. Coconut fiber is soaked in an alkali solution with a concentration of 20% for 1, 5, 7, 9, and 11 hours. Then, the coconut fiber was rinsed with aquades before being dried in a furnace at 90°C for 5 hours. Furthermore, tests of mechanical properties include a single fiber tensile of coconut fiber with ASTM 3379-02 standart. Based on the results and discussion, it can be concluded that (a) the alkali treatment decreases the amount of hemicellulose and cellulose in coconut fiber, (b) the lowest hemicellulose and cellulose content was obtained at 7-hour immersion i.e. 8.85% and 18.40%, (c) the maximum tensile strength obtained at 7 hours of soaking is 223.907 N/mm2.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Department of Mechanical Engineering > Teknik Otomotif
Depositing User: Arman
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2020 23:19
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2020 13:51

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