Chapter 55. Polymethyl Methacrylate Binder Removal from Alumina by Microwave Heating

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Edmund H. Moore and
  2. David E. Clark

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313978.ch55

Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 9/10

Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Moore, E. H. and Clark, D. E. (1994) Polymethyl Methacrylate Binder Removal from Alumina by Microwave Heating, in Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313978.ch55

Author Information

  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 32611–2066

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375198

Online ISBN: 9780470313978

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Keywords:

  • potential;
  • thermogravimetric;
  • chloroform;
  • moisture;
  • polymer

Summary

A Microwave Thermogravimetric Analyzer has been constructed which allows for measurement of weight change of a sample in a microwave cavity (2.45 GHz) as a function of temperature. Compact samples of alumina and polymethyl methacrylate have been heated by microwave hybrid heating to decompose and remove the polymeric binder. Results of a binder removal study will be discussed utilizing several variables such as sample mass, binder tacticity. binder amount, binder molecular weight, alumina particle size and surface area.