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Preparation of paint by using palm oil fly ash, pofa based pigment

Sia, Chee Kiong and Mohd Nor, S. Hakimi and Ong, Pauline and Che Othman, M. Shaidi (2015) Preparation of paint by using palm oil fly ash, pofa based pigment. In: The 3rd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER) 2015, 18 – 19 August 2015, The Zenith Hotel, Kuantan.


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Palm oil fly ash (POFA) is the industrial waste which may causes environment problems such as groundwater contamination and spills of bulk storage. Referred to its chemical compositions and oxide percent content, POFA has high potential to be used as a pigment in paint manufacturing process. The utilizes of POFA as a main material in pigment producing is able to reduce the environment problems that occurred, also can produce more cheaper paint and turn the problems into benefits that useful to others. So that, a comprehensive study are planned in order to complete this investigation successive achieved the optimum preparation of POFA as a pigment also optimum composition in paint mixing. Start with pigment preparation, four samples are produced with certain mixing ratio and characterization of pigment is done by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) analysis. Then, paint mixing was prepared by using the pigment that produced from POFA also by added with certain ratio of other components that normally used in paint manufacturing which is binder, solvent and additive. The optimum composition of paint, the ratio is pigment with 27 wt%, binder with 40 wt%, solvent with 27 wt% and additive with 6 wt%. The paint mixing is done with 45 μm of pigment size and the stir machine speed with 750 rpm for 60 minutes of mixing period

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: POFA; pigment paint
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP315-360 Fuel
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Materials Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2015 06:12
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2015 06:12
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7151
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