Study the Properties of Azolla Pinnata Mixing With Recycle Paper in Papermaking

Nor Syahirah Ahmad, (2018) Study the Properties of Azolla Pinnata Mixing With Recycle Paper in Papermaking. [Undergraduate Final Year Project Report] (Submitted)

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These researches are to study the use of an aquatic plant as pulp in paper-making industry: stimulating the concept of from Waste to wealth” plus “recyclable material”. Therefore, the objective of this research is to utilize Azolla pinnata as an alternative source of fibre based material to produce as a paper. Next, to characterise the papermaking from Azolla pinnata mixing with recycled paper based on its mechanical properties. The Azolla pinnata has been invented as the papermaking based to replace the use of wood tree in the production of paper in paper and pulp manufacturing in sustainable Way by mixing with recycled paper. The Azolla pinnata has been mixed with the recycled paper with different specified ratio; 100% of/Azola pinnata with 0% of recycled paper, 70% of Azolla pinnata with 30% of recycled paper, 50% of Azolla pinnata with 50% of recycled paper, 30% of Azolla pinnata with 70% of recycled paper and 0% of Azolla pinnata with l00% of recycled paper. The papermaking process has been undergo chemical treatment which is firstly started with Soda-AQ pulping method by using M.K. Digester machine on Azolla pinnata. To produce a sheet of 60 gsm, 200 cm3 sample for each ratio, the process was ran manually by a person with the help from the Paper Sheet Former Machine. In addition, in this study the mechanical properties were focused on the grammage, thickness, density, tensile and burst strength, tearing resistance and folding endurance of the handsheets according to the TAPPI test method. Next, the outcomes are compared to the supplementary published literatures from wood resources to recommend the suitability of the considered plants as substitute fibre resources as pulp in papermaking.

Item Type: Undergraduate Final Year Project Report
Faculty: Faculty of Earth Sciences
Depositing User: En. Shahrul Afzan Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 03:16
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 03:16
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