Improvement of fire retardant property of natural fiber

Sim Yeng Peng, Sin Yi Wen, Pang Zong Xin, Sharmini Jegachandra, Mohammad Hosseini Fouladi, Marwan M. Shamel, Chong Chien Hwa, Satesh N. Namasivayam, Masomeh Ghassem, Mohd. Jailani Mohd Nor

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Abstract

Excessive exposure to noise is harmful for human health. Noise-induced hearing loss is one prevalent disorder resulted from above case. One root solution that converts the unnecessary sound waves to dissipated heat energy is acoustic absorption panel. Previous studies had looked upon potential sound-absorbing resources corresponding to natural fiber. However, several characteristics of these biodegradable supplies such as stiffness, anti-fungus and flammability are still yet to be improved. Hence, this research was undertaken to enhance the fire retardant performance of coir fiber for the production of high quality yet low cost acoustic absorption panel. Three types of additives, borax, Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP), and urea were investigated to perform chemical treatment for coir fiber. Experimental measurements were executed to validate the results by referring standard of ASTM E69-02 (Standard Test Method for Combustible Properties of Treated Wood) by using the Fire-Tube Apparatus. Final results showed that DAPtreated fiber has the lowest percentage loss in mass of 6.67% compared to that of borax and ureatreated fiber with values of 7.60% and 9.48% respectively. This outcome clarified that DAP-treated fiber possesses higher self-extinguishing ability. Further evaluations in term of economic values, degree of hazards against health, flammability as well as reactivity supported that DAP is the best choice since its potency was ahead of the other two chemicals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
Pages261-266
Number of pages6
Volume471
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Noise, Vibration and Comfort, NVC 2012 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 26 Nov 201228 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume471
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other4th International Conference on Noise, Vibration and Comfort, NVC 2012
CityKuala Lumpur
Period26/11/1228/11/12

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Natural fibers
Flame retardants
Fibers
Sodium borate
Phosphates
Flammability
Acoustic noise
Acoustics
Acoustic waves
Health hazards
Audition
Fungi
Urea
Wood
Fires
Stiffness
Health
Economics
Costs

Keywords

  • Acoustic absorption panel
  • Chemical treatment
  • Fire retardant property

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Peng, S. Y., Wen, S. Y., Xin, P. Z., Jegachandra, S., Fouladi, M. H., Shamel, M. M., ... Mohd Nor, M. J. (2014). Improvement of fire retardant property of natural fiber. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 471, pp. 261-266). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 471). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.471.261

Improvement of fire retardant property of natural fiber. / Peng, Sim Yeng; Wen, Sin Yi; Xin, Pang Zong; Jegachandra, Sharmini; Fouladi, Mohammad Hosseini; Shamel, Marwan M.; Hwa, Chong Chien; Namasivayam, Satesh N.; Ghassem, Masomeh; Mohd Nor, Mohd. Jailani.

Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 471 2014. p. 261-266 (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 471).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Peng, SY, Wen, SY, Xin, PZ, Jegachandra, S, Fouladi, MH, Shamel, MM, Hwa, CC, Namasivayam, SN, Ghassem, M & Mohd Nor, MJ 2014, Improvement of fire retardant property of natural fiber. in Applied Mechanics and Materials. vol. 471, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 471, pp. 261-266, 4th International Conference on Noise, Vibration and Comfort, NVC 2012, Kuala Lumpur, 26/11/12. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.471.261
Peng SY, Wen SY, Xin PZ, Jegachandra S, Fouladi MH, Shamel MM et al. Improvement of fire retardant property of natural fiber. In Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 471. 2014. p. 261-266. (Applied Mechanics and Materials). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.471.261
Peng, Sim Yeng ; Wen, Sin Yi ; Xin, Pang Zong ; Jegachandra, Sharmini ; Fouladi, Mohammad Hosseini ; Shamel, Marwan M. ; Hwa, Chong Chien ; Namasivayam, Satesh N. ; Ghassem, Masomeh ; Mohd Nor, Mohd. Jailani. / Improvement of fire retardant property of natural fiber. Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 471 2014. pp. 261-266 (Applied Mechanics and Materials).
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