Application of Response Surface Methodology Models for Dimensional Stability of Hydrothermally Treated Semantan Bamboo
Zaidon Ashaari1, Lee Seng Hua2, Juliana Abdul Halip3, Syeed SaifulAzry Al Edrus4, Lum Wei Chen5, Lee Ching Hao6
1Zaidon Ashaari, Department of Forest Production, Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
2Lee Seng Hua, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
3Juliana Abdul Halip, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussien Onn, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
4Syeed SaifulAzry Al Edrus, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
5Lum Wei Chen, Institute for Infrastructure Engineering and Sustainable Management (IIESM), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
6Lee Ching Hao, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 04 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 27 August 2019 | PP: 460-463 | Volume-8 Issue-2S4 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10890782S419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1089.0782S419
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Abstract: Semantan bamboo (Gigantochloa Scortechinii) was hydrothermally treated in three different buffered media, namely alkaline, neutral and acidic medium. Response surface methodology (RSM) models were developed for the influences of treatment temperature, treatment duration and pH of buffered media on dimensional stability of Semantan bamboo. The models suggested that treatment temperature is the most crucial factor that led to improvement in dimensional stability. Lengthened treatment time also exerted noticeable influence when the temperature remained constant. More dimensionally stable samples were obtained in neutral and alkaline media.
Keywords: Buffered Media, Dimensional Stability, Hydrothermal Treatment, Response Surface Methodology, Semantan Bamboo.
Scope of the Article: Frequency Selective Surface