O'Reilly logo

Interface Engineering of Natural Fibre Composites for Maximum Performance by N Zafeiropoulos

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

10

Assessing the moisture uptake behavior of natural fibres

K.-Y. Lee and A. Bismarck,     Imperial College London, UK

Abstract:

Various methods for the determination of moisture uptake and water sorption behaviour of natural fibres are discussed; namely through simple weight gain measurement and dynamic vapour sorption (DVS), respectively. Simple weight gain measurement provides the equilibrium moisture content at a specified relative humidity. DVS, on the other hand, provides water sorption/desorption behaviour of natural fibres. Not only can the water sorption behaviour of natural fibres be determined, water sorption hysteresis can also be studied. A novel method of determining the accessible hydroxyl groups utilising heavy water using ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required