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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