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1. Thermal, physical and mechanical performance of orange peel boards: a new recycled material for building application.

More than 124 million tons of oranges are consumed in the world annually. Transformation of orange fruit generates a huge quantity of waste, largely composed of peels. Some attempts to reuse by-products derived from citrus waste have been proposed for energy production, nutrient source or...

Author(s) : Vitale, M.; Barbero-Barrera, M. del M.; Cascone, S. M.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.14 ref.60

2. Perforations of tri-layer nitrile-latex and natural rubber latex gloves during ex-vivo equine intestinal anastomoses.

Objective: To compare perforation rates between tri-layer nitrile-latex and natural rubber latex surgical gloves after single-layer end-to-end jejunojejunal anastomoses in equine cadavers. Study Design: Prospective randomized ex-vivo study. Sample Population: Pairs of surgical gloves (n = 46) worn...

Author(s) : Averay, K.; Ward, M.; Verwilghen, D.

Publisher : Wiley, Boston, USA

Journal article : Veterinary Surgery 2021 Vol.50 No.6 pp.1250-1256

3. Enhanced surface hardness of commercially pure titanium by pack carburization with rubberwood charcoal and rubberwood ash.

In the present work, pack carburization with rubberwood charcoal and rubberwood ash at 925°C for 6, 12, and 24 h was carried out to improve the surface hardness of commercially pure titanium (CP-Ti). X-ray diffraction and energy dispersive spectrometer analyses revealed the formation of titanium...

Author(s) : Konkhunthot, N.; Buranapima, P.; Boonnitee, P.; Masae, M.; Kongsong, P.

Publisher : Institute of Research and Development, Walailak University, Nakhonsithammarat, Thailand

Journal article : Walailak Journal of Science and Technology 2021 Vol.18 No.13 ref.many

4. Hydrothermal carbonization of miscanthus: processing, properties, and synergistic co-combustion with lignite.

Hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) is an evolving technology that converts biomass, such as Miscanthus, into high energy solid fuel known as hydrochar. The reaction time and temperature of HTC significantly influenced the hydrochar physical and chemical properties. The hydrochar has better fuel...

Author(s) : Zhang YongSheng; Zahid, I.; Danial, A.; Minaret, J.; Cao YiJun; Dutta, A.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Energy (Oxford) 2021 Vol.225

5. The effectiveness of a plant-based medium for growing lab probiotic strains.

Standard media for cultivating probiotic strains such as lactic acid bacteria (LAB) can often be costly, primarily due to the expense of the nitrogen sources in the formulation. Therefore, there has been an increase in research into LAB (cultivation media) that originate from plant materials. Here, ...

Author(s) : Zimmerman, T.; Ayivi, R.; Ibrahim, S. A.

Publisher : TeknoScienze S.r.l, Milan, Italy

Journal article : Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech 2021 Vol.32 No.2 pp.14-17 ref.40

6. Sound absorption characteristics of the jute fiber felt and its application in automobiles.

Due to the uneven diameter of the fibers in plant fiber products, the traditional empirical model has some limitation in predicting their sound absorption coefficient. The phenomenological model, which considers the relationship between the microstructure of porous materials and the sound...

Author(s) : Zhou WenLu; Lin Ping; Xu XiaoMei; Xie Yu

Publisher : Journal of Forestry Engineering, Nanjing, China

Journal article : Journal of Forestry Engineering 2021 Vol.6 No.3 pp.113-119 ref.8

7. Mechanical analysis of new chinese style wood chairs using ANSYS.

The Official Hat Chair is one of the most representative furniture in Chinese traditional furniture, which illustrates the wisdom of Chinese craftsmen in the aspects of shape, structure design and mortise and tenon joints. Based on the design concept of new Chinese furniture and with the...

Author(s) : Yu MingGong; Sun DeLin; Zou WeiHua; Wang ZhangHeng; Jiang XiaWang; Yao LingHua; Kong Jing

Publisher : Journal of Forestry Engineering, Nanjing, China

Journal article : Journal of Forestry Engineering 2021 Vol.6 No.3 pp.178-184 ref.8

8. Recycling use of sulfate-rich sewage sludge ash (SR-SSA) in cement-based materials: assessment on the basic properties, volume deformation and microstructure of SR-SSA blended cement pastes.

Sewage sludge ash (SSA) is the waste obtained from the incineration of wastewater sludge. SSA could be recycled in cement-based materials, but normally SSA in China is sulfate rich, and how the sulfate-rich sewage sludge ash (SR-SSA) influence the properties and microstructure of cement-based...

Author(s) : Gu ChunPing; Ji YongJie; Zhang YuRong; Yang Yang; Liu JinTao; Ni TongYuan

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Journal of Cleaner Production 2021 Vol.282

9. Moisture content dependence of anisotropic vibrational properties of wood at quasi equilibrium: analytical review and multi-trajectories experiments.

This article aims at providing a synthetic view of the equilibrium moisture content (EMC) dependence of wood vibrational properties (i.e. dynamic mechanical properties in the audio-frequency range), including specific dynamic modulus of elasticity (Ely) and damping coefficient expressing internal...

Author(s) : Brémaud, I.; Gril, J.

Publisher : Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, Germany

Journal article : Holzforschung 2021 Vol.75 No.4 pp.313-327

10. Transient destabilisation in anisotropic vibrational properties of wood when changing humidity.

Moisture changes cause transient effects in various polymeric materials. In wood, they are mainly documented in semi-static or low-frequency domains and could explain various anomalies in wood behaviour, including the so-called mechano-sorptive effect. This article aimed at exploring and...

Author(s) : Brémaud, I.; Gril, J.

Publisher : Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, Germany

Journal article : Holzforschung 2021 Vol.75 No.4 pp.328-344 ref.many

11. Tensile properties of surface modified bamboo slices coated with epoxy resin considering the corrosion of acid and alkali environment.

This paper presents an anticorrosive method to protect bamboo from the corrosion induced by coating a layer of epoxy resin on the surface of bamboo slices. Four surface modifications including heat treatment, alkali treatment, coupling treatment and acetylation treatment are applied to bamboo...

Author(s) : Ma Qiang; Liu Zhao; Xiao HengLin; Chen Zhi

Publisher : Slovak Forest Products Research Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia

Journal article : Wood Research (Bratislava) 2021 Vol.66 No.2 pp.183-194 ref.38

12. Pellet production from furfural residue and sawdust: evaluating the characteristics and quality of pellets and their dependency on process parameters.

A single pellet press was employed for production of furfural residue pellets (FRPs) and wood pellets (WPs). The effects of temperature (70-200°C), pressure (70-160 MPa), moisture content (MC) (5.5-28%), particle size (0.25-0.5 and 0.5-1.41 mm) and a binder on the physical and mechanical...

Author(s) : Siyal, A. A.; Mao Xiao; Liu Yang; Ao WenYa; Jiang ZhiHui; Wahab, N.; Ran ChunMei; Zhang RuiHong; Liu GuangQing; Dai JianJun

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biomass and Bioenergy 2021 Vol.149

13. Experimental study on flexural performance of regulated reinforced glulam beam after long-term loading.

Due to wood creep characteristics, the failure mode, bearing capacity, stiffness, and deformation of its components are doomed to be impacted by long-term loading. This paper conducted a comparative test on creep beams, regulated beams, and short-term beams based on the former long-term loading...

Author(s) : Guo Nan; Yang Chao; Li Ling; Li GuoDong; Zhao Yan

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.10 ref.27

14. Mechanical properties of spruce wood extracted from GLT beams loaded by fire.

Heating wood to high temperature changes either temporarily or permanently its physical properties. This issue is addressed in the present contribution by examining the effect of high temperature on residual mechanical properties of spruce wood, grounding on the results of full-scale fire tests...

Author(s) : Kucíková, L.; Šejnoha, M.; Janda, T.; Sýkora, J.; Padevět, P.; Marseglia, G.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.10 ref.28

15. Development of biomaterial fillers using eggshells, water hyacinth fibers, and banana fibers for green concrete construction.

Water hyacinth fiber, banana fiber, and eggshell powder were used as biomaterial fillers for concrete reinforcement, obtained from agricultural and post-consumer wastes. Adding the 0.02 and 0.05 ratios (by weight) of bio-fillers into concrete enhanced the physical (water absorption, bulk density,...

Author(s) : Niyasom, S.; Tangboriboon, N.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Construction and Building Materials 2021 Vol.283

16. Thermal and environmental impact analysis of rice husk ash-based mortar as insulating wall plaster.

The energy used to maintain the thermal comfort of buildings significantly contributes to the GHG emissions and global warming. In this study, a sustainable and cost-effective rice husk ash (RHA)-based mortar for wall plastering has been developed to provide better thermal insulation, reduce the...

Author(s) : Selvaranjan, K.; Satheeskumar Navaratnam; Gamage, J. C. P. H.; Thamboo, J.; Rafat Siddique; Zhang JingXuan; Zhang GuoMin

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Construction and Building Materials 2021 Vol.283

17. Sustainable application of rice husk and rice straw in cellular concrete composites.

This study seeks to evaluate the effect of incorporating rice husk and rice straw as a sealing material, and to evaluate the mechanical, acoustic, thermal, and durability properties of the cellular concrete that will be used. A sustainable use option for rice culture waste is provided and detailed...

Author(s) : Pachla, E. C.; Silva, D. B.; Stein, K. J.; Marangon, E.; Chong Wang

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Construction and Building Materials 2021 Vol.283

18. Anisotropic superhydrophobic wood surface using morph-genetic plant via nanoimprint lithography.

A combination of nanoimprint lithography and silane grafting modification was used to transfer the micro-and nano-slotted ribs locating on the surface of Zizania leaves onto wood surface, in order to create a biomimetic wood material with anisotropic superhydrophobicity. The microstructure,...

Author(s) : Yang YuShan; Shen HuaJie; Qiu Jian

Publisher : Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China

Journal article : Journal of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (Natural Science Edition) 2021 Vol.50 No.1 pp.134-139 ref.22

19. Experimental investigation on the long-term behaviour of prefabricated timber-concrete composite beams with steel plate connections.

This paper presents the results of long-term experiments performed on three timber-concrete composite (TCC) beams. An innovative fabricated steel plate connection system, which consists of screws and steel plates embedded in concrete slabs, was adopted in the TCC beam specimens. The adopted shear...

Author(s) : Shi BenKai; Liu WeiQing; Yang HuiFeng

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Construction and Building Materials 2021 Vol.266 No.Part A ref.55

20. Coconut fibre insulators: the hygrothermal behaviour in the case of green roofs.

Coconut fibre insulators represent an insulating material considered as "exotic", which clashes with the scepticism of his thermo-hygrometric behaviour, particularly in the case of covering technology such as green roofs, which is a technological solution often adopted in the case of sustainable...

Author(s) : Fabbri, K.; Tronchin, L.; Barbieri, F.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Construction and Building Materials 2021 Vol.266 No.Part A ref.55

21. Influence of brick and mortar properties on bioreceptivity of masonry - results from experimental research.

The effect of mortar and brick properties on the growth of ivy-leaved toadflax (Cymbalaria muralis) and yellow corydalis (Pseudofumaria lutea) has been investigated in laboratory. Different mortar compositions were designed and tested in combination with two different bricks. Highly porous bricks...

Author(s) : Lubelli, B.; Moerman, J.; Esposito, R.; Mulder, K.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Construction and Building Materials 2021 Vol.266 No.Part A ref.30

22. Preparation and characterization of bacterial cellulose supplemented Centella asiatica L. urban extract to improve mechanical properties.

Bacterial Cellulose is relatively pure, hydrophilic, has crystallinity index and tensile strength higher. Therefore Bacterial Cellulose has been widely used for biomaterial as woun healing, artificial blood vessel, drug delivery etc. Bacterial cellulose supplemented Centella Asiatica L. Urban had...

Author(s) : Irham, W. H.; Tamrin; Lamek Marpaung; Marpongahtun

Publisher : Dr. Pratima Sharma, Jaipur, India

Journal article : Rasāyan Journal of Chemistry 2021 Vol.14 No.1 pp.9-15 ref.30

23. Polyvinyl chloride into epoxy matrix in the production of bamboo composite.

The serious discussion about the continuity of natural resources has led to regenerate interest regarding biomaterial with the focus on renewable raw materials as the replacement of synthetic materials. Natural fiber composite (NFC) is gaining the attention of researchers and academicians due to...

Author(s) : Firdaus, F. E.; Dachyar, M.

Publisher : Dr. Pratima Sharma, Jaipur, India

Journal article : Rasāyan Journal of Chemistry 2021 Vol.14 No.1 pp.233-240 ref.34

24. Optimization and empirical modelling of physical properties of hydrothermally treated oil palm wood in different buffered media using response surface methodology.

Physical properties are one of the drawbacks of oil palm wood (OPW) and they need to be improved via an appropriate method. The response surface methodology (RSM) based on central composite design (CCD) was used to evaluate and optimize the parameters of a hydrothermal treatment and to create an...

Author(s) : Ebadi, S. E.; Zaidon Ashaari; Mohammad Jawaid

Publisher : North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources, Raleigh, USA

Journal article : BioResources 2021 Vol.16 No.2 pp.2385-2405 ref.many

25. Effects of three-layer structure and age on mechanical properties of moso bamboo.

The effects of a three-layer structure and age on the mechanical properties of moso bamboo were investigated. The ages of 1-, 3-, and 5-year-old bamboo were chosen to make test samples, and specimens from each age of moso bamboo were divided into three groups (raw bamboo, bamboo removed from outer...

Author(s) : Han Ge; Li RongRong; Wang ChuanGui

Publisher : North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources, Raleigh, USA

Journal article : BioResources 2021 Vol.16 No.2 pp.2406-2415 ref.21