Quantification of polymer degradation during melt dripping of thermoplastic polymers

Kandola, Baljinder K. ORCID: 0000-0002-3621-3724, Ndiaye, Mamadou and Price, Dennis (2014) Quantification of polymer degradation during melt dripping of thermoplastic polymers. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 106. pp. 16-25. ISSN 0141-3910

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This work reports measurement of temperatures of the melting drops in the previously designed and presented melt dripping experiments of thermoplastic polymers. A simple heat transfer model has been used to compute the surface temperatures of the polymer sample at various furnace temperatures and thus the temperatures of the molten drops dripping from the melting surface. The model has been validated by experimental results. The temperatures of the molten drops could help in predicting the degree of degradation in a polymer during melt dripping. By conducting thermogravimetric analysis of both the polymers and their molten drops, a degree of degradation could also be predicted. The values obtained from both approaches have been compared in order to understand the melt dripping/degradation behaviour of polymers

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Melt dripping, temperatures of the melting drops, thermal degradation, thermogravimetry
Divisions: School of Engineering > Engineering
University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 12:25
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 12:25
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2013.12.020
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1565

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