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ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN 978-609-457-690-4 CD
ISBN 978-609-457-640-9
 Environmental Protection

Ivana Schwarzova, Nadezda Stevulova, Julia Cigasova, Jozef Junak

Effect of the water storage of biocomposites based on chemically treated hemp hurds on their properties

Conference Information: 9th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, MAY 22-23, 2014 Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Source: ICEE-2014 - International Conference on Environmental Engineering
Book Series: International Conference on Environmental Engineering (ICEE) Selected papers
ISSN: ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN: 978-609-457-640-9 / 978-609-457-690-4 CD
Year: 2014
Publisher: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Press Technika

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Due to the limited amount of total world reserves of non-renewable natural resources, the increased attention is devoted to the use of alternative materials. Nowadays, the use of renewable materials such as natural fibres for reinforcement of lightweight composites is attractive. The great importance is attached to industrial hemp as rapidly renewable fibres and non-waste material. Hemp hurds is obtained from the processing of hemp stems (woody core of hemp stems) and used like a filler into composites. In this paper, the attention is given to the water storage of biocomposites based on unmodified and chemically modified hemp hurds and an alternative binder MgO-cement and to the testing of their mechanical and physical properties (compressive strength, density, thermal conductivity).

Keywords: biocomposites, hemp hurds, chemical treatment, water storage

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