${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 A state-of-the-art review of an optimal sensor placement for contaminant warning system in a water distribution network. Wed 31 Mar 2021 14:40:45 SAST ]]> Development of a contaminant distribution model for water supply systems. Wed 31 Mar 2021 10:15:29 SAST ]]> Unique isothermal crystallization phenomenon in the ternary blends of biopolymers polylactide and poly[(butylene succinate)-co-adipate] and nano-clay. Wed 27 Jan 2021 13:44:31 SAST ]]> Observing the compatibility of drape software with real life layup. Wed 20 May 2020 18:27:48 SAST ]]> Spark plasma sintering of graphite–aluminum powder reinforced with SiC/Si particles. Wed 14 Mar 2018 08:19:17 SAST ]]> Use of sustainable materials in self-healing concrete. Wed 14 Apr 2021 13:40:58 SAST ]]> Response surface analysis of the corrosion effect of metakaolin in reinforced concrete. Wed 14 Apr 2021 10:25:31 SAST ]]> Chapter 3: Hybrid natural/synthetic fiber biocomposites. Wed 12 May 2021 11:35:46 SAST ]]> Development of microbial resistant thermosensitive Ag nanocomposite (gelatin) hydrogels via green process. Wed 12 May 2021 11:22:19 SAST ]]> Bionanopolymers for drug delivery. Wed 12 May 2021 11:21:18 SAST ]]> Polyethylene/Other biomaterials-based biocomposites and bionanocomposites. Wed 12 May 2021 11:17:14 SAST ]]> Hydrogels and its nanocomposites from renewable resources: Biotechnological and biomedical applications. Wed 12 May 2021 11:15:59 SAST ]]> Preparation and characterization of poly(ethylene glycol) stabilized nano silver particles by a mechanochemical assisted ball mill process. Wed 12 May 2021 11:14:08 SAST ]]> Thermoplastic thermoset nanostructured polymer blends. Wed 12 May 2021 11:13:41 SAST ]]> Silver nanoparticles incorporated within intercalated clay/polymer nanocomposite hydrogels for antibacterial studies. Wed 12 May 2021 11:13:16 SAST ]]> Microstructural characteristics and thermophysical properties of spark plasma sintered Inconel 738LC. Wed 10 Feb 2021 14:06:53 SAST ]]> A review on the sustainability of natural fiber in matrix reinforcement: A practical perspective. Wed 10 Feb 2021 12:17:35 SAST ]]> Microscopical characterizations of nanofiltration membranes for the removal of nickel ions from aqueous solution. Wed 07 Apr 2021 15:13:19 SAST ]]> Polypropylene/nanoclay composite: A solution to refrigerated vehicles. Wed 05 May 2021 15:35:02 SAST ]]> Determination of optimum conditions for the production of activated carbon derived from separate varieties of coconut shells. Wed 03 Mar 2021 11:21:14 SAST ]]> Negative impact from the application of natural fibers. Wed 03 Mar 2021 10:56:27 SAST ]]> The properties and the effect of operating parameters on nickel plating (review). Wed 03 Mar 2021 10:27:32 SAST ]]> Prospects of nanostructured composite materials for energy harvesting and storage. Wed 03 Feb 2021 17:12:34 SAST ]]> Influence of sintering temperature on the corrosion and wear behaviour of spark plasma–sintered inconel 738LC alloy. Wed 03 Feb 2021 16:55:01 SAST ]]> Development, characterization and comparison of spark plasma-sintered Gr–Cu and Gr–Al composites reinforced with SiC and ZrB2 particles for thermal management. Wed 03 Feb 2021 14:03:47 SAST ]]> Mechanical evaluation of hybrid natural fibre–reinforced polymeric composites for automotive bumper beam: A review. Wed 03 Feb 2021 09:21:56 SAST ]]> Mechanical properties of sisal fibre-reinforced polymer composites: a review. Tue 28 Jul 2020 11:36:51 SAST ]]> Parametric analysis of electrical conductivity of polymer-composites. Tue 26 Jan 2021 12:57:19 SAST ]]> Intercritical annealing temperature: Influence on the mechanical properties of low alloy dual-phase Fe/0.08C/0.4Mn steel. Tue 25 Aug 2020 18:21:03 SAST ]]> Water absorption and thermal degradation behavior of graphene reinforced poly(lactic) acid nanocomposite. Tue 25 Aug 2020 18:20:22 SAST ]]> Mechanical performance of GNP/PLA nanocomposite under varied SPS process parameters. Tue 25 Aug 2020 18:19:32 SAST ]]> Thermo-mechanical simulation of steam turbine blade with spark plasma sintering fabricated Inconel 738LC superalloy properties. Tue 25 Aug 2020 18:18:09 SAST ]]> Characterization and in vitro release kinetics of antimalarials from whey protein‑based hydrogel biocomposites. Tue 23 Feb 2021 15:47:16 SAST ]]> Targeted drug delivery potential of hydrogel biocomposites containing partially and thermally reduced graphene oxide and natural polymers prepared via green process. Tue 23 Feb 2021 15:23:04 SAST ]]> Extraction and characterization of natural cellulose fibers from maize tassel. Tue 23 Feb 2021 15:22:21 SAST ]]> Utilisation of natural fibre as modifier in bituminous mixes: A review. Tue 23 Feb 2021 09:12:43 SAST ]]> Effect of nickel powder particle size on the microstructure and thermophysical properties of spark plasma sintered NiCrCoAlTiW-Ta superalloy. Tue 18 Aug 2020 14:04:44 SAST ]]> Role of specific interfacial area in controlling properties of immiscible blends of biodegradable polylactide and poly[(butylene succinate)-co-adipate]. Tue 16 Feb 2021 12:47:35 SAST ]]> Post-harvest preservation of mango using tray and freeze drying methods. Tue 09 Mar 2021 09:11:01 SAST ]]> The use of polypropylene in bamboo fiber composites and their mechanical properties – A review. Tue 09 Jun 2020 15:46:37 SAST ]]> A critical survey of strengthening mechanism of ceramics materials used for insulation of combustion chamber of automotive engine block. Tue 09 Jun 2020 15:42:11 SAST ]]> Sensor placement strategies for contamination identification in water distribution networks: A review. Tue 06 Apr 2021 09:32:57 SAST ]]> Spark plasma sintering of Inconel 738LC: densification and microstructural characteristics. Tue 04 May 2021 12:32:52 SAST ]]> Corrosion and wear behaviour of spark plasma‑sintered NiCrCoAlTiW‑Ta superalloy. 60 wt%) was varied over three different particle sizes (3–44, 45–106 and 106–150 μm). The powders were sintered at 1100 °C, heating rate of 100 °C/min and pressure of 32 MPa. The effect of particle sizes on sintered density, microhardness, corrosion and wear were reported. The results show that the sintered density of 97.48% and microhardness value of 382.88 HV0.1 were reported for the smallest starting powder. Furthermore, the microstructures of the sintered alloy revealed the presence of three major phases: γ, γ′ and the precipitated solid solution phase. There was an improvement in the corrosion response in relation to the particle size of the starting powder. This indicates that the least corrosive alloy has the least starting powder particle size. It has a corrosion rate of 0.047 and 0.056 mm/year in saline and acidic media, respectively. Also, the coefficient of friction increased with increase in powder particle size. However, the poor wear response of the alloys with bigger powder particle size could be attributed to poor adhesion of the oxide layer.]]> Tue 04 May 2021 12:21:18 SAST ]]> Spark plasma sintering of graphene‑reinforced inconel 738LC alloy: Wear and corrosion performance. Tue 04 May 2021 12:07:10 SAST ]]> Influence of operation parameters on metal deposition in bright nickel-plating process. Tue 02 Mar 2021 09:59:50 SAST ]]> Minimizing energy consumption in refrigerated vehicles through alternative external wall. Tue 02 Feb 2021 15:53:17 SAST ]]> Material characterization of blended sisal-kenaf composites with an ABS matrix. Tue 02 Feb 2021 15:25:30 SAST ]]> Comparative study of high velocity impact response of aluminium 3105- H18 and carbon fibre-epoxy composite double hat bumper beams. Tue 02 Feb 2021 15:23:56 SAST ]]> Spark plasma sintering of nickel and nickel based alloys: a review. Thu 29 Apr 2021 16:06:02 SAST ]]> Exploring the thermal properties of fly ashed-based geopolymer materials for cooling application in building. Thu 22 Apr 2021 10:45:23 SAST ]]> Thermal properties of spark plasma -sintered polylactide/ graphene composites. Thu 22 Apr 2021 10:31:17 SAST ]]> Polyolefins and the environment. Thu 20 May 2021 15:17:17 SAST ]]> Polyolefin fibres structure, properties and industrial applications. Thu 20 May 2021 15:16:46 SAST ]]> Nanomembrane materials based on polymer. 80 °C), unfortunately its hydrophobic nature results in low water flux [12]. The hydrophilicity of polysulfone has already been improved in several investigations by chemical modification. It has been observed that the hydrophilicity of polysulfone can be enhanced by introducing charged and polar groups like SO3H and COOH onto polysulfone and these charged as well as hydrophilic polysulfones were used to prepare membranes by blending them with other commercial polymers [13]. The evolution and the sudden expansion of the nanomembrane field have triggered the use of nanotechnologies to accurately control and modify nanomembrane properties at the nanoscale. These novel technologies provide the opportunity to functionalize those already known, but poorly applicable, structures, to design new ones and to tailor both to specific needs. For example, functionalization in synthetic nanomembranes constitutes an important step towards primary extension in different areas of application. These steps include imparting upon the nanomembrane additional important mechanical, chemical, biological, electronic, optical, and magnetic properties, or any of their combinations. The nanomaterials based on polymer blends are attractive, novel nano-building blocks and nanoblends of a support matrix with active nano-dispersed phase. Without functionalization, typically done through nanocompositing, one gets only what blind chance gives, and which may be useful, or more often is not. As in many other situations, a smart design opens many new degrees of freedom [1]. This is obviously achieved by nanocompositing with different kinds of functional building blocks.]]> Thu 20 May 2021 15:16:11 SAST ]]> Impact of surface modification and nanoparticle on sisal fiber reinforced polypropylene nanocomposites. Thu 20 Aug 2020 15:17:34 SAST ]]> Gas flaring and its impact on electricity generation in Nigeria. Thu 16 Jul 2020 12:06:32 SAST ]]> Effect of starting powder particle size and heating rate on spark plasma sintering of Fe- Ni alloys. Thu 11 Jun 2020 11:07:44 SAST ]]> A review of the factors that influence sound absorption and the available empirical models for fibrous materials. Thu 04 Mar 2021 10:04:40 SAST ]]> Dependency of the mechanical properties of sisal fiber reinforced recycled polypropylene composites on fiber surface treatment, fiber content and nanoclay. Thu 04 Feb 2021 16:55:09 SAST ]]> Application of nanoparticles and composite materials for energy generation and storage. Thu 04 Feb 2021 16:54:04 SAST ]]> Multiscale analysis and experimental validation of the effective elastic modulus of epoxy-dioctahedral phyllosilicate clay composite. Mon 25 Jan 2021 09:41:48 SAST ]]> Towards development of an optimization model to identify contamination source in a water distribution network. Mon 25 Jan 2021 08:02:01 SAST ]]> Polymer-noble metal nanocomposites: Review. Mon 22 Feb 2021 14:32:06 SAST ]]> Process design for optimal minimization of resultant cutting force during the machining of Ti-6Al-4V: Response surface method and desirability function analysis. Mon 15 Mar 2021 12:20:54 SAST ]]> Structure and properties of new natural cellulose fabrics from Cordia dichotoma. Mon 15 Feb 2021 08:46:19 SAST ]]> Polylactic acid/graphene nanocomposite consolidated by SPS technique. Mon 14 Sep 2020 12:01:54 SAST ]]> Use of polyolefins in hygienic applications. Mon 10 May 2021 15:18:24 SAST ]]> Polyethylene terephthalate-based blends: Natural rubber and synthetic rubber. Mon 10 May 2021 11:27:18 SAST ]]> Temperature-responsive poly (N-vinylcaprolactam-co-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) nanogels for controlled release studies of curcumin Mon 10 May 2021 11:04:37 SAST ]]> Polyhydroxyesters as scaffolds for tissue engineering. Mon 10 May 2021 10:40:41 SAST ]]> Improving wear resistance of polyolefins. Mon 10 May 2021 09:05:07 SAST ]]> Spark plasma sintering of polymer and polymer-based composites: A review. Mon 07 Jun 2021 10:32:54 SAST ]]> Effect of micron and nano-sized ZrB2 addition on the microstructure and properties of spark plasma sintered graphite–aluminum hybrid composite. Mon 06 Jul 2020 13:00:53 SAST ]]> Theoretical performance of nanofiltration membranes for wastewater treatment. Mon 01 Mar 2021 14:36:31 SAST ]]> Effect of nanoclay loading on the thermal and mechanical properties of biodegradable polylactide/poly[(butylene succinate)- co-adipate] blend composites. 2 wt %. Tensile properties showed dependence on clay content and localization. Composite with 2 wt % clay content showed slight improvement in elongation at break. Overall, the optimum property was found for a composite with 2 wt % of the organoclay. This paper therefore has demonstrated the significance of the clay content and localization on the properties of the PLA/PBSA blends.]]> Fri 29 Jan 2021 12:57:33 SAST ]]> Toughening of biodegradable polylactide/poly(butylene succinateco- adipate) blends via in situ reactive compatibilization. Fri 29 Jan 2021 12:36:53 SAST ]]> Sustainable polypropylene nanocomposite for lightweight and low thermal conductivity application. Fri 23 Apr 2021 10:39:33 SAST ]]> Recent developments in polymeric electrospun nanofibrous membranes for seawater desalination. Fri 19 Feb 2021 10:50:10 SAST ]]> Recent progress on natural fiber hybrid composites for advanced applications: A review. Fri 12 Feb 2021 18:23:22 SAST ]]> Thermal stabilizers for poly(vinyl chloride): A review. Fri 12 Feb 2021 09:23:47 SAST ]]> A review of natural fibres, their sustainability and automotive applications. Fri 12 Feb 2021 09:07:22 SAST ]]> Preparation and characterization of nano-cellulose with new shape from different precursor. Fri 12 Feb 2021 08:56:27 SAST ]]> Structure and properties of highly toughened biodegradable polylactide/ZnO biocomposite films. Fri 12 Feb 2021 08:55:41 SAST ]]> Influence of boehmite nanoparticle loading on the mechanical, thermal, and rheological properties of biodegradable polylactide/ poly(e-caprolactone) blends. Fri 12 Feb 2021 08:54:52 SAST ]]> Mechanical property prediction of SPS processed GNP/PLA polymer nanocomposite using artificial neural network. Fri 09 Apr 2021 10:52:56 SAST ]]> Immiscible polymer blends stabilzed with nanophase. Fri 07 May 2021 14:14:02 SAST ]]> Preparation and characterization of sodium alginate–based hydrogels and their in vitro release studies. Fri 07 May 2021 13:40:14 SAST ]]> Automotive components composed of polyolefins. Fri 07 May 2021 13:39:36 SAST ]]> Development of novel biodegradable Au nanocomposite hydrogels based on wheat: For inactivation of bacteria. Fri 07 May 2021 12:22:34 SAST ]]> Cellulose–polymer–Ag nanocomposite fibers for antibacterial fabrics/skin scaffolds. Fri 07 May 2021 12:21:35 SAST ]]> Iota-Carrageenan-based biodegradable Ag0 nanocomposite hydrogels for the inactivation of bacteria. Fri 07 May 2021 12:20:48 SAST ]]> Kinetic release studies of nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate from gum acacia cross linked hydrogels. Fri 07 May 2021 12:20:01 SAST ]]> Development of microbial protective Kolliphor-based nanocomposite hydrogels. Fri 07 May 2021 12:18:09 SAST ]]> 5-Fluorouracil encapsulated magnetic nanohydrogels for drug-delivery applications. Fri 07 May 2021 12:16:53 SAST ]]> A mini review on hydrogels classification and recent developments in miscellaneous applications. Fri 07 May 2021 12:14:09 SAST ]]> Removal of dye by carboxymethyl cellulose, acrylamide and graphene oxide via a free radical polymerization process. Fri 07 May 2021 12:13:25 SAST ]]> Development of dual responsive 5-fluorouracil loaded poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) based nanogels for targeted drug delivery applications. Fri 07 May 2021 11:20:47 SAST ]]> Optimization of SPS processing parameters on the density and hardness properties of graphene reinforced polylactic acid nanocomposite. Fri 05 Feb 2021 08:30:55 SAST ]]> Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane/polyamide bio-nanocomposite membranes: Structure-gas transport properties. Fri 02 Mar 2018 11:52:13 SAST ]]>