© Journal Of Chemical Society Of Nigeria (jcsn) . 2013. Vol. 38 No. 2
Publisher: Chemical Society of Nigeria
Nanostructuring of Waste Polystyrene
S. O. Alayande,, E. O. Dare, A. K. Akinlabi, A. Y. Fasasi, G. A. Osinkolu.
KEYWORDS: Nano particles, polystyrene, waste
ABSTRACT:In this report, we report the recycling of a notable polymer waste known as Expanded/ Extruded Polystyrene (E- PS). E-PS was nanostructured into fibres using electrospinning process in the presenceof tetrahydrofuran. The thermal, molecular and surface morphology of the electrospun fibre was compared with parent bulk material (E-PS), though molecular bonding remain unchanged, thermal properties and surface morphology differed. Nanostructuring through electrospinning resulted into porous fibre which can be used as a membrane, filter, catalyst carrier, sensor, etc.
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