Journal of Renewable Materials

About the Journal

Journal of Renewable Materials (JRM) is an interdisciplinary journal publishing original research covering all aspects of bio-based materials, sustainable materials, and green chemistry. The scope of the journal is devoted to reports of new and original experimental and theoretical research in the areas of materials, engineering, physics, bioscience, and chemistry, which are related to the critical renewable and recyclable applications.

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  • Experimental Study on the Influence Mechanism of Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Composite Reinforcement and Matrix on Its Fire Performance
  • Abstract The effects of the number of layers, the arrangement of carbon fiber (CF) tow and the epoxy resin (ER) matrix on the fire performance of carbon fiber/epoxy composites (CFEC) were studied by a variety of experimental methods. The results show that the number of layers of CF tow has influence on the combustion characteristics and fire propagation of the composites. The arrangement of CF tow has influence on flame propagation rate and high temperature mechanicalproperties. The mechanism of the influence of the number of layers of CF tow on the composite is mainly due to the different thermal capacity of… More
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  • Ultrasound Assisted Synthesis of Starch Nanocrystals and It’s Applications with Polyurethane for Packaging Film
  • Abstract Starch nanocrystals (SNC) were prepared from maize starch using ultrasound assisted acid hydrolysis. The process takes less time for the generation of SNC, which is advantageous over conventional acid hydrolysis. The synthesized SNC were characterized using X-ray diffraction, dynamic light scattering, zeta potential and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Particle size and TEM data show that the particles were near to 150 nm, with oval morphology. The SNC with higher surface charge are obtained with this innovative approach as compared to conventional acid hydrolysis. Because of high surface charge and oval like morphology, the SNC performed well in reinforcing a polyurethane… More
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  • Experimental Study on the Creep Behavior of Recombinant Bamboo
  • Abstract The creep behavior of bamboo due to the complicated influences of environment and stress will lead to a sustained increase in deformation, which serious effects the service performance of structures. To investigate the creep behavior of recombinant bamboo, twenty-four recombinant bamboo specimens were tested under lasting compressive and tensile loads at different load levels. The typical failure modes of recombinant bamboo under a lasting load at a high load level were buckling failure and brittle fracturing due to creep compressive creep and tensile creep development, respectively. At a high load level, the creep deformation of recombinant bamboo initially develops unsteadily… More
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  • Rice Husk Bio-Chars as Adsorbent for Methylene Blue and Ethinylestradiol from Water
  • Abstract Biobased adsorbents are eco-friendly materials used for water and wastewater treatment and air cleaning. This research work explores the potential use of rice husk chars as a low-cost adsorbent for pollutants from water, such as methylene blue and ethinylestradiol. Rice husk chars are prepared by combustion of rice husks (RH-Char) or pre-treated rice husks (PT-Char). A third char (M-Char) supplied by a local company which uses rice husks as combustion material is also studied. The chars are characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) in conjunction with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), and zeta-potential measurements.… More
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  • Synthesis and Kinetics of Hydrogenated Rosin Dodecyl Ester as an Environmentally Friendly Plasticizer
  • Abstract The plasticizer is an important polymer material additive. Non-toxic and environmentally friendly plasticizers are developed recently in order to decrease fossil fuel reserves, serious environmental pollution and the toxicity of phthalate esters. In this study, a new, efficient and environmentally friendly plasticizer of hydrogenated rosin dodecyl ester was prepared by an esterification reaction of hydrogenated rosin and dodecanol. The influences of different reaction conditions (including different catalysts, the catalyst concentration, the ratio of the reactants, reaction temperature, and reaction time) on the esterification yield are examined and discussed. Hydrogenated rosin dodecyl ester with 71.8% yield was synthesized under the optimized… More
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  • Frequencies Prediction of Laminated Timber Plates Using ANN Approach
  • Abstract Cross laminated timber (CLT) panels, which are used as load bearing plates and shear panels in timber structures, can serve as roofs, walls and floors. Since timber is construction material with relatively less stiffness, the design of such structures is often driven by serviceability criteria, such as deflection and vibration. Therefore, accurate vibration and elastic properties are vital for engineered CLT products. The objective of this research is to explore a method to determine the natural frequencies of orthotropic wood plates efficiently and fast. The method was developed based on vibration signal processing by wavelet to acquire the effective sample… More
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  • Pyrolysis of Rice Husk in a Fluidized Bed Reactor: Evaluate the Characteristics of Fractional Bio-Oil and Particulate Emission of Carbonaceous Aerosol (CA)
  • Abstract Bio-oil production via pyrolysis is one of promising technologies for renewable energy production from bio-wastes. However, the complicated biooil is still a challenge for high-valued application and during biomass pyrolysis, the emission of non-cleaned aerosol, the potential emission, namely carbonaceous aerosol (CA) increased the difficulty of the commercial promotion. In this study, Rice husk pyrolysis was performed in a semi-continuous fluidized bed reactor coupled with fractional condensers. The effects of pyrolysis and condensation temperature on the properties of bio-oil and emission of CA were investigated systemically. Results indicated that the in-situ separation of vapors was accomplished via condensers of different… More
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