|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
||Evaluation of the Morphological, Thermal and Mechanical Properties of the Epoxy Composite Reinforced with Brazil Nut Shell
||Michelle Souza Oliveira, Larissa Fernandes Nunes, Luana Cristyne da Cruz Demosthenes, Wendell Bruno Almeida Bezerra, Sergio Neves Monteiro
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Michelle Souza Oliveira
A possible final disposal of solid residues from Brazil nut cashew extraction is the incorporation of biomass into polymeric materials, as it drastically reduces the use of non-renewable resources. The objective of this study is evaluate the behavior of the epoxy/Brazil nut shell composite. The particulate composite morphological evaluation was carried out using optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray dispersive energy (EDS) spectroscopy, as well as the thermal and mechanical behavior of this material. For thermal evaluation, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) techniques were used. The mechanical properties were evaluated by tensile tests. From the obtained results, it can be concluded that the weathering involving the moisture of the shell can influence the thermal and mechanical performances of the epoxy/Brazil nut shell. However, it was observed that this influence is not enough to make the use of these materials.