Chapter 19. Removal of Polymethyl Methacrylate Binder from Alumina Using Microwave Energy

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Edmund H. Moore1 and
  2. David E. Clark2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314234.ch19

Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 9/10

Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Moore, E. H. and Clark, D. E. (2008) Removal of Polymethyl Methacrylate Binder from Alumina Using Microwave Energy, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314234.ch19

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Florida, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 136 MAE, Gainesville, FL. 32611–2066

  2. 2

    University of Florida, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 136 MAE, Gainesville, FL. 32611–2066

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375273

Online ISBN: 9780470314234

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Keywords:

  • polymethyl;
  • conventional;
  • diameter;
  • concentration;
  • plasticizer

Summary

Microwave energy, at 2.45 GHz, was used to remove polymethyl methacrylate binder from compacts of alumina using pure microwave or microwave hybrid heating. In some cases, identically prepared samples were processed using conventional heating for the purpose of comparison. Dielectric data, relative effective loss factor and relative dielectric constant, have been measured for materials used in this study. Results of the binder removal study will emphasize variables of sample mass, alumina particle diameter, binder concentration and carbon additives.