Open Access Research Article

Comparative Study of Inorganic TiO2 Nanoparticles and Organic Sawdust Dispersed Epoxy Based Composites

Moumita Tasnim Meem1, Md Asadul Hoque1, Gagi Tauhidur Rahman1, Md Abdul Gafur2, Md Abdul Matin1 and Md Anwarul Kabir Bhuiya1*

1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh

2Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Bangladesh

Corresponding Author

Received Date: May 08, 2019;  Published Date: May 21, 2019


This work reports the synthesis and characterization of inorganic Titania (TiO2) nanoparticles and formation of epoxy-based composites loaded with 1wt%, 3wt%, 5wt% and 10wt% TiO2 nanoparticles and sawdust by weight. The TiO2 nanoparticles were prepared using sol-gel method and characterized by SEM and XRD analysis to ensure the size and formation of nanoparticles. These composites were subjected to mechanical testing to study various properties like tensile strength, flexural strength, young’s modulus, hardness on various loading percentages. In all respects, inorganic Epoxy/ TiO2 nanocomposites showed better performance than organic sawdust/epoxy composites.

Keywords:Epoxy resin; TiO2 nanoparticles; Sawdust; Mechanical properties

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