Potential Fiberboard Material from Cow Manure and Disposable Water Bottle
Cow manure, Disposable water bottle, Fiberboard
In this pilot project, readily available solid cow manure from the nearby Andrews University dairy farm was rinsed to remove any feces, dried, and then tested for any life bacteria. This fiber material is then blended with shredded disposable plastic water bottle to form a "green' composite material. This composite material was placed in a cylindrical mold and heated to various temperatures to allow bonding of the thermoplastics to the fiber. The heated composite material was subsequently compacted with a 10,000 lbs. load using the universal tensile tester. Results showed that the composite material heated to a temperature of 250°C for an hour before compacting with a 10,000 lbs. load produced a well bonded fiberboard.
TMS Annual Meeting
Ng, Boon-Chai; Bradfield, Craig; Pritish, Roy; and Murray, Marlene, "Potential Fiberboard Material from Cow Manure and Disposable Water Bottle" (2012). Faculty Publications. 1703.