Polymer Chemistry 2018
March 26-28, 2018
Edition of International Conference and Exhibition on
olymer composite is a hot topic for a huge number of
applications. From aerospace to everyday life, composites
are becoming very popular. However, two issues have to be duly
considered when a large-scale application is targeted, namely
the economic and the environmental impact point of view. For
the first, it will be critical to decrease the composite price while
improving the properties (e.g. mechanical, electrical ones). For
the second, to use of recycled or bio-derived materials is sought.
In particular, in the field of polymer composites with carbon fillers,
a recent trend is to use biochar in substitution to the other carbon
fillers (e.g. carbon nanotubes, graphene). Biochar is a charcoal
used normally as a soil amendment in agriculture. However, as it
is stable and rich in carbon. Because of its high carbon content,
it is a good candidate as a substitute for costlier and higher
environment impact carbon forms. In this work, we will present
recent achievements in the field of polymer composite based
on biochar and will compare results obtained used biochar with
those obtained with the other carbon fillers.
1. Khan, AAMER ABBAS; Savi, Patrizia; Quaranta, Simone;
Rovere, Massimo; Giorcelli, Mauro; Tagliaferro, Alberto;
Rosso, Carlo; Jia, Charles (2015) Low-Cost Carbon Fillers
to Improve Mechanical Properties and Conductivity of
Epoxy Composites. Polymers 9 (12): p. 642.
2. Daniele, Ziegler; Paola, Palmero;Mauro, Giorcelli; Alberto,
Tagliaferro; Tulliani, Jean-Marc. (2017), Biochars as
Innovative Humidity Sensing Materials. Chemisensors 5
(35): p. 1-16.
3. Colucci, G; Beltrame, C.; Giorcelli, M.; Veca, A.; Badini,
C. (2016), A novel approach to obtain conductive tracks
on PP/MWCNT nanocomposites by laser printing. RSC
Advances 6 (34): p. 28522-28531.
4. R.A. Khushnood; S. Ahmad; P. Savi; J.-M. Tulliani;
M. Giorcelli; G.A. Ferro (2015). Improvement in
electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness of
cement composites using carbonaceous nano/micro
inerts. Construction and building materials 85: p. 208-
5. Giorcelli, Mauro; Savi, Patrizia; Yasir, M.; Miscuglio,
Mario; HAJJ YAHYA, Muna; Tagliaferro, Alberto (2015)
Investigation of epoxy resin/multiwalled carbon
nanotube nanocomposite behavior at low frequency.
Journal of material reserarch 30 (1): p. 101-107.
6. P. Savi; M. Miscuglio; M. Giorcelli; A. Tagliaferro (2014)
Analysis of microwave absorbing properties of epoxy
MWCNT composites. Progress in electromagnetics
research letters 44: p. 63-69.
Mauro Giorcelli is a Researcher in the Department of Applied Science and
Technologies, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy. He is a Carbon Material
Specialist, particularly in composites materials. He is currently working in
the field of low cost carbon materials, in particular carbon materials derived
from biomass (Biochar). His research interest includes: carbon materials,
composite, biomaterials. He has a widespread collaboration network in Eu-
rope and Canada for biochar applications. He has published over 50 articles
in international journals and they have over 500 citations.[email protected]
Biochar as a high performance low cost filler for polymer
Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Mauro Giorcelli, Polym Sci, Volume 4