Thermal Characterization, Compositional Analysis and Extraction of Elemental Powder from Rohu Fish Residue used as Composite Particulate
Keywords:Rohu Fish, Epoxy Resin, Particulate, Composite, Chicken Feather Fiber.
The efforts were made for the laboratory preparation of useful elemental based powder from the waste/residue
of Rohu fish. The concept was initially applied similar to the process of extracting silica from ash. Extracted
Residue Powder (ERP) thus obtained by systematic processing of fish residue contained many noble elements
like Silica, Calcium, Carbon, Magnesium, Sodium etc. which were scrutinized later by FESEM compositional
analysis. The ERP was used as a particulate in the epoxy based composite where it shows appreciable
compatibility, bonding characteristics and enhancement in mechanical properties. The extracted residue powder
resulted in good thermal and decomposition characteristics as seen in TGA analysis at 320 and 720 degree
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