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Acrylic-Polyurethane Based Graft-Interpenetrating Polymer Networks for High- Performance Applications 

Alizadeh, Nima (2021-04-05)
In this research, interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) based on polyurethane (PU) and acrylic copolymer were synthesized for high-performance applications. Two different polymers with different mechanical and thermal ...

Activated carbon fiber filter media for proton exchange membrane fuel cell 

Liu, Wei (2010-05-03)
Sulfur dioxide, a major air pollutant, has been found to be poisonous to proton exchange membrane fuel cells and causes degradation of fuel cell systems. Currently used industrial desulfurization systems, such as wet ...

Antimicrobial Polymers for Coating Cotton and Other Surfaces 

Yildiz, Ozkan (2010-08-17)
Antimicrobial N-halamine compounds were designed, synthesized and applied onto various materials to investigate and develop several properties of the N-halamine based technologies. Throughout the Master’s degree, two ...

Biomedical Materials Based on Electrospun Polymeric Fibers 

Xie, Zhiwei (2010-07-29)
As one of the most promising development of nanotechnology, electrospinning has gathered a great deal of interests in recent years. In this study, several novel nanomaterials were prepared by electrospinning and further ...

Biomimicking of Enzymes for Textile Processing 

Ren, Xuehong (2006-12-15)
Enzymes are very large protein compounds. A small portion of their structure constitutes their highly specific active site which is fundamentally responsible for the catalytic capability of the enzymes. To mimic the active ...

Carbon Nanofiller Reinforced Epoxy Nanocomposites 

Uzunpinar, Cihan (2011-07-28)
Nanocomposites are unique materials with unique physical, mechanical and chemical properties that can find use in a wide range of applications. Nanocomposites are made of at least one nanosize material with polymeric systems ...

Crosslinked Polymers from Pyrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass 

Barde, Mehul (2018-10-23)
Present research is aimed at the development of crosslinked polymers from biomass pyrolysis oil. Crosslinked polymers are high performance materials employed in a wide range of applications and are most commonly derived ...

Design and Analysis of Joining Methods for Open Architecture Composite Structures 

Furlong, Shane (2016-03-25)
Recent research has shown that ¬Open-Architecture Composite Structures (O-ACS or simply Open Structures) can be utilized to create structures with characteristics that traditional composite structures cannot achieve. The ...

Design and Characterization of a Novel Filling Yarn Insertion System for Weaving Machines 

Meeks, Steven (2012-04-11)
Weaving is a textile manufacturing process in which weft yarns are inserted by machines through a gap in the warp yarns called a shed to form a woven fabric through interlacing. The filling insertion systems that are ...

Design and Characterization of Nonwoven Fabrics for Gas Diffusion Layer in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell 

Isikel, Lale (2007-05-15)
The aim of this research is to develop and evaluate materials for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. Gas diffusion layer (GDL) is a part of membrane electrode assembly (MEA) that is the locomotive of polymer electrolyte ...

Design of Protective Covers Against Natural Hazards 

Quinones, Vladimir (2011-05-06)
The purpose of this project is to design a protective cover against natural hazards for aircraft, vehicles, and ground structures. Protection against natural hazards is necessary for maintaining the integrity of a vehicle ...

Design, Processing, and Failure Analysis of Open-Architecture Composite Structures 

Shen, Yang (2015-12-11)
The Open-Architecture Composite Structures (O-ACS) are composed of tow-pregs and cord-pregs. This research conducts a full spectrum analysis from tow-preg to cord-preg and O-ACS. The final goal is to propose an integrated ...

Design, synthesis and characterization of polymeric films and membranes 

Gocek, Ikilem (2010-05-20)
Solid polymer electrolyte membranes play a vital role in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. Although these membranes have been used successfully, there is still a need to improve their proton conductivity, lower their ...

Developing Methods for Detecting Cotton Fiber Identity Theft 

Celikbag, Yusuf (2009-07-06)
This study focused on determining ways to detect identity theft of cotton fibers through developing identification tests from fibers to end products. Cotton types examined in this study include: Extra-Long Staple cotton ...

Development and Characterizaiton of Sulfonated Polyimide Membrane for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Applications 

Zheng, Hai (2010-12-08)
The developments of the proton exchange membrane fuel cells are introduced and synthesis and characterization of new sulfonated polyimides are described. 1,4,5,8- naphthaene-tetracarboxylic dianhydride (NTDA), 4,4’- ...

Effect of Dispersion of SWCNTs on the Viscoelastic and Final Properties of Epoxy Based Nanocomposites 

Uzunpinar, Cihan (2010-01-11)
The properties of polymer nanocomposites depend primarily on the dispersion of nanoparticles and the interaction between nanoparticles and the polymer matrix. Homogeneous dispersion and good interfacial adhesion can transfer ...

Enzymatic Formation of Colorants 

Stephen, Rosary (2007-12-15)
The aim of this research is to understand if colorants can be synthesized enzymatically, and if the formed products can be used in various applications. Several phenolic compounds were chosen and reacted in the presence ...

Extrusion and Properties of Nanoclay Added Composite Polypropylene Monofilaments 

Selver, Erdem (2010-04-01)
This study focuses on combining traditional polymeric materials with nanoclays to engineer new composite monofilaments for nontraditional industries using extrusion process. Polypropylene/nanoclay composite monofilaments ...

Functionalized Polyaniline as a Novel Curing Agent For Epoxy Resin 

Cook, Jonathan (2015-05-11)
The aim of this project was to functionalize the backbone of polyaniline with amine based nucleophiles to act as a curing agent for epoxy resins. Much work has been done on the use of polyaniline and other intrinsic ...

Gas transmission through microporous membranes 

Turel, Tacibaht (2008-12-15)
An ideal protective clothing material should be a good barrier against harmful gases or vapor while allowing moisture vapor and air passage through the material. In the study and design of barrier materials, one of the ...