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Properties of slow release fertilizer composites made from electron beam-irradiated poly (butylene succinate) compounded with oil palm biomass and fertilizer


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Ahmad Saffian, Harmaen and Abdan, Khalina and Hassan, Mohd Ali and Ibrahim, Nor Azowa and Lee, Seng Hua and Abdul Rahman, Mohd Faizal (2018) Properties of slow release fertilizer composites made from electron beam-irradiated poly (butylene succinate) compounded with oil palm biomass and fertilizer. BioResources, 13 (4). 8677 - 8689. ISSN ESSN: 1930-2126

Abstract

Electron beam irradiation at certain absorption doses can affect the chain scission and crosslinking of poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) molecules, as well as their thermal properties. In this study, slow release fertilizer composites were produced by compounding neat PBS with NPK fertilizer and oil palm empty fruit bunch using a twin-screw extrusion method. It was found that granular PBS irradiated with up to 50 kGy remarkably improved the bonding and dispersion of the PBS matrix. The subsequent experiment also showed that the biodegradation of slow release fertilizer composites in soil could be improved via electron beam irradiation.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Science
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Publisher: North Carolina State University
Keywords: Biodegradable polymer; Electron beam irradiation; Oil palm biomass; Composites; Degradation
Depositing User: Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2020 09:08
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 09:08
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/73662
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