Fep as a material for solar energy application
The primary objective of this investigation is to determine the transparency of Teflon ®100 ribbon extrudates produced by the fixed boundary extrusion orientation crystallization (FBEOC) process to solar radiation. A Perkin-Elmer 330 uv-visible spectrophotometer was employed to measure the light transmitting property of the polymer-samples. The spectrophotometer was interfaced with a HP-1000 minicomputer for efficient data processing. Results of the characterization tests performed indicate that transparency of the polymer can be significantly improved by improving the physical properties of the polymer by extrusion. However, some of the samples showed variation from the above, presumably, due to the effect of surface roughness etc. Thickness of the polymer ribbons have been found to show significant effect on the transparency.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:fixed boundary extrusion orientation crystallization fbeoc solar radiation polymer transparency of teflon
Date of Publication:01/01/1982