American Journal of Polymer Science and Technology

Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2020

  • Effect of Alkali-modified Kenaf Fiber Incorporation on the Biodegradability and Hydrolytic Degradability of Used Polyethylene Material

    Abubakar Umar Birnin-Yauri, Aliyu Muhammad, Ibrahim Garba Wawata, Hannatu Abubakar Sani, Mustapha Maccido, Aminu Umar, Sayudi Haruna Yahaya, Ahmad Umar

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 1-9
    Received: Jul. 20, 2020
    Accepted: Jul. 29, 2020
    Published: Aug. 20, 2020
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    Abstract: Polyethylene (PE)-based plastic wastes are non-biodegradable and tend to persistently disturb and destroy the environment. The novel approach in this research is incorporation of alkali-modified kenaf fiber into the used PE material aiming at improving its biodegradability and hydrolytic degradation. The alkaline modification of the kenaf fiber was... Show More