Roof Insulating Materials Based of Rice Straw and Inexpensive Polymers
In this research, we could achieve a new route through introducing an insulating material with lower thermal conductivity and lower cost. The polyurethane foam and rice straw composite proved to have a higher efficiency than the pure polyurethane foam through the insulation properties, mechanical properties and the overall cost. The thermal conductivity of this new composite is 12% lower than that of the polyurethane foam with thickness reduction of also 12%. The advantage of this sample is also using a waste such as rice straw which is easily available for free. Rice straw is a good selection as a filler due to its low thermal conductivity which improves the material insulating properties. Consequently, this results in reducing the cost of insulation by 28.35%
R. Nasser et al., "Roof Insulating Materials Based of Rice Straw and Inexpensive Polymers," Roof Insulating Materials Based of Rice Straw and Inexpensive Polymers, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Jan 2019.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
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