E3S Web Conf.
Volume 130, 2019The 1st International Conference on Automotive, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering (IC-AMME 2018)
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|Published online||15 November 2019|
Using Agricultural Waste to Create More Environmentally Friendly and Affordable Products and Help Poor Coconut Farmers
Mechanical Engineering, Baylor University,
1301 S University Parks Dr,
* Corresponding author: Walter_Bradley@baylor.edu
Each year, 64 000 000 000 coconuts are harvested around the world. The coconut water, coconut milk and/are coconut oil are produced from the coconut, leaving behind the coconut shells and the coconut husks, which are not well utilized. Exciting new ways to utilized coconut shell powder as function filler in engineering plastic such as polypropylene or polyethylene and to utilize coir fiber from the husk with polypropylene in non-woven fabric composites. These application demonstrate that the resulting environmental friendly composite materials have enhanced mechanical properties at a reduced cost.
Key words: Coconut shell filler / coir non-woven / polypropylene / composites
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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