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||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials 2021
||Characterization of the Palm Fiber: A Natural Fiber from the Amazon
||Edwillson Gonçalves de Oliveira Filho, Roberto Tetsuo Fujiyama, Jean da Silva Rodrigues, Sergio Neves Monteiro, Alisson Clay Rios da Silva, Verônica Scarpini Candido
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||Verônica Scarpini Candido
This work presents a characterization through analysis and tests of fibers from the extraction of palm oil under natural conditions and chemically treated with 10% Sodium Hydroxide under ultrasonic agitation. Physical and morphological properties of the palm fibers were determined. To verify the resistance of the technical fiber, filament traction was performed using kratos universal testing machines. In addition, an analysis was performed using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to study in detail the fiber surfaces and their cross section. It was found that the palm fibers used in the experiment reacted well to the alkaline treatment, cleaning the surface and not undergoing defibrillation. This surface modification also significantly influenced the mechanical properties of the palm fiber.