International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

The Effect Of Moisture Content On The Foundry Properties Of Starch-Based Composite Binder

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Obiorah, S. M. O., Odo, J. U., Nwakpa, S. O., Mkpume, C. C.



KEYWORDS: starch-based composite binder, silica sand, bond clay, moisture content, gas permeability and shatter index.



ABSTRACT: The moisture-dependent characteristics of a starch-based composite binder comprising of silica sand, starch and bond clay was investigated. This study shows that the mechanical properties - gas permeability, compressive strength, compatibility and shatter index were optimum at 12.5% moisture content of the starch based composite binder.



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