The Influence of Aggressive Media on the Weight and Surface Hardness of Epoxy-Glass Waste Composite
Keywords:Glass waste, Epoxy composites, Aggressive media
The world is evolving toward a circular economy, which focuses on decreasing waste and extending the life of commodities. This work suggests using waste of glass to prepare composite. Epoxy was reinforced 50% by weight using waste glass. At room temperature were prepared samples reinforced and unreinforced and immersed in five solutions (HCl, Water, NaOH, Kerosene and Benzene) for four weeks, to find out the resistance of the epoxy after reinforcing. It is found that reinforced samples have resistance of increased after immersion in corrosive media comparison pure epoxy and it was obvious that the hardness were modified by 57% and remain constant during the immersion period in solutions. After immersing specimens in HCl the weight of the specimens decreases by 3.6%, unlike other solutions the weight of the specimens’ increase. Indicating that epoxy gains resistance after being reinforced with glass waste, allowing it to be used in a variety of applications.
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