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Soil burial biodegradation studies of palm oil-based UV-curable films


Tajau, Rida and Salleh, Mek Zah and Nik Salleh, Nik Ghazali and Abdurahman, Mohamad Norahiman and Salih, Ashraf Mohammed and Fathy, Siti Farhana and Azman, Anis Asmi and Hamidi, Nur Amira (2015) Soil burial biodegradation studies of palm oil-based UV-curable films. In: International Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2015 (iNuSTEC2015), 17-19 Aug. 2015, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan. (pp. 1-12).


The palm oil-based ultraviolet (uv)-curable films were subjected to an outdoor soil burial test to investigate the biodegradation under natural environment. The films were burial in the soil experiment plot at the Nuclear Malaysia’s Dengkil complex. The uv-curable films were synthesized from the epoxidized palm oil acrylated (EPOLA) resin and the polyurethane palm oil (POBUA) resin, respectively. Biodegradation tests are more specific to burial film in soil experiments for 12 months under natural conditions. The biodegradability of palm oil resin based uv-curable films were investigated and compared with the petrochemical resin based film. The films properties were compared with respect to properties of the thermal characteristic, the crystallinity, the morphology and the weight loss which are analyzed using the thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), the differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), the scanning electron microscope (SEM), an optical microscope and the weight loss of film calculation. These findings suggested that the palm oil-based uv-curable films show quite satisfactory biodegradation levels.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Institute of Bioscience
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4940094
Publisher: AIP Publishing LLC
Keywords: Soil burial; Biodegradation; Palm oil-based UV-curable films
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 07:45
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 07:45
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/57615
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