This paper aims to examine the friction and wear performance of the graphene synthesized from fruit cover plastic waste and oil palm fiber (OPF).
The graphene was synthesized by using a chemical vapor deposition method, where a copper sheet was used as the substrate. The dry sliding test was performed by using a micro ball-on-disc tribometer at various sliding speeds and applied loads.
The results show that both as-grown graphenes decrease the coefficient of friction significantly. Likewise, the wear rate is also lower at higher sliding speed and applied load. For this study, OPF is proposed as the best solid carbon source for synthesizing the graphene.
The main contribution of this study is opening a new perspective on the potentials of producing graphene from solid waste materials and its effect on the tribological performance.
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The authors thankfully recognize commitments from the individuals from the Green Tribology and Engine Performance (G-TriboE) research group. This study is supported by a grant from the Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (Grant no.: PJP/2019/FKM(11A)/S01684).
Mat Tahir, N., Abdollah, M., Tamaldin, N., Amiruddin, H., Mohamad Zin, M. and Liza, S. (2020), "Tribological performance of the graphene synthesized from fruit cover plastic waste and oil palm fiber using a CVD method", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILT-11-2019-0486Download as .RIS
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