Biomass from paddy waste fibers as sustainable acoustic material

Putra, Azma and Abdullah, Yasseer and Efendy, Hady and Mohamad, Wan Mohd Wan Farid and Salleh, Nor Liana (2013) Biomass from paddy waste fibers as sustainable acoustic material. Advances in Acoustics and Vibration. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1687-627X (In Press)


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Utilization of biomass for green products are still progressing in the effort to provide alternative clean technology. This paper presents the utilization of natural waste fibers from paddy as acoustic material. Samples of sound absorbing material from paddy waste fibers were fabricated. The effect of the fiber density, i.e. the fiber weight and the sample thickness, and also the air gap on the sound absorption coefficient is investigated through experiment. The paddy fibers are found to have good acoustic performance with normal incidence absorption coefficient greater than 0.5 from 1 kHz and can reach the average value of 0.8 above 2.5 kHz. This result is comparable against that of the commercial synthetic glass wool. Attachment of a single layer of polyester fabric is shown to further increase the absorption coefficient.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Structure and Materials
Depositing User: Dr Azma Putra
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2013 11:16
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:03
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