Étude d'un prétraitement sur les particules de SBR dans un mélange avec du PS recyclé

Authors: Veilleux, Justine
Advisor: Rodrigue, Denis
Abstract: This project focuses on the revalorization of two residues found in landfills: polystyrene (PS) and waste tire rubber (SBR). In particular, it is proposed to mix both materials to produce a good quality compound. Extrusion and injection molding were used for a wide range of SBR concentration: between 0 and 94% by weight. To improve the compatibility between both phases, a pre-treatment with PS in solution (toluene) was carried out on the rubber particles. To assess the efficiency of the treatment, a complete characterization in terms of morphology, density, hardness, and mechanical properties (tension, bending, torsion, and impact) was performed. In addition, two types of PS (matrix) were compared: an expanded PS (recycled) and a crystal PS (virgin). The results show that pre-treatment improves the properties of the blends. For example, a 20% increase in Young's modulus was observed for expanded PS. However, the treatment was most effective for SBR concentrations above 50%.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2015
Open Access Date: 23 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/26158
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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