Use of Nano Chemical Additives to Improve the Properties of Industrial Used Paraffin Wax

  • Dalia Samir Maki Directorate of Materials Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Najah Kathem Nemer Directorate of Materials Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Siham Mizher Uosof Directorate of Materials Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Salma Najem Mohi Directorate of Materials Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: paraffin wax, Melting point, Hardness, bentonite nano particles.

Abstract

In this study the melting point and hardness of the paraffin wax was improved by mixing it with 1:1 ratio of micro crystalline wax then adding weight percentage wt% of locally produced nano particles (CuO,ZnO,AI2O3 and bentonite ) for each addition to the wax mixture. The results showed an increase in the melting point and hardness values of the prepared samples by increasing the weight percentage of each nano particles additives. . It was found that the addition of nano bentonite to the wax mixture gave high melting point values (122.5°C)and hardness (81.2)followed by melting point value (97°C)and hardness(68.2)resulting from the addition of CuO nano particles to the wax mixture compared to other used nano particles.

Published
2019-04-19
How to Cite
Maki, D. S., Nemer, N. K., Uosof, S. M., & Mohi, S. N. (2019). Use of Nano Chemical Additives to Improve the Properties of Industrial Used Paraffin Wax. Iraqi Journal of Science, 99-104. Retrieved from https://ijs.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/eijs/article/view/691