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Properties Of Distillers Grains Composites: A Preliminary Investigation, Vanessa Cheesbrough, Kurt A. Rosentrater, Jerry Visser Jan 2008

Properties Of Distillers Grains Composites: A Preliminary Investigation, Vanessa Cheesbrough, Kurt A. Rosentrater, Jerry Visser

Kurt A. Rosentrater

Interest in renewable biofuel sources has intensified in recent years, leading to greatly increased production of ethanol and its primary coproduct, Distillers Dried Grain with Solubles (DDGS). Consequently, the development of new outlets for DDGS has become crucial to maintaining the economic viability of the industry. In light of these developments, this preliminary study aimed to determine the suitability of DDGS for use as a biofiller in low-cost composites that could be produced by rapid prototyping applications. The effects of DDGS content, particle size, curing temperature, and compression on resulting properties, such as flexural strength, modulus of elasticity, water activity ...