The effect of chitosan content to physical and degradation properties of biodegradable urea fertilizer

Hamid, Nor Nadiah Abdul and Mohamad, Noraiham and Hing, Lum Yip and Dimin, Mohd Fairuz and Azam, Mohd Asyadi and Hassan, Mohd Haneesyah Che and Mustaq, Mohd Khairul Shahril and Ahmad, Azizah Shaaban (2013) The effect of chitosan content to physical and degradation properties of biodegradable urea fertilizer. Journal of Scientific and Innovative Research, 2 (5). pp. 893-902. ISSN 2230-4818

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Abstract

Chitosan has been widely used in many applications due to its biodegradability and non-toxicity. This article discusses the effect of different chitosan loadings on properties of ureafertilizer which prepared through direct wet mixing process. Absorption and soil degradationtests were performed to measure the amount of water intakes and the life-cycle of the fertilizer.The chemical interaction and thermal properties were analyzed using FTIR and DSC,respectively. It was found that water absorbency and degradation rate increases with chitosanloading, and FTIR confirms the presence of urea in as-produced fertilizers from a unique –NHand amide C=O functional groups.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Process
Depositing User: Mr Mohd Fairuz Dimin
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2014 02:09
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:14
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/11000
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