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Waste to want: polymer nanocomposites using nanoclays extracted from oil based drilling mud waste.

Adegbotolu, Urenna V.; Njuguna, James; Pollard, Pat; Yates, Kyari

Authors

Urenna V. Adegbotolu

Pat Pollard

Kyari Yates



Abstract

Due to the European Union (EU) waste frame work directive (WFD), legislations have been endorsed in EU member states such as UK for the Recycling of wastes with a vision to prevent and reduce landfilling of waste. Spent oil based drilling mud (drilling fluid) is a waste from the Oil and Gas industry with great potentials for recycling after appropriate clean-up and treatment processes. This research is the novel application of nanoclays extracted from spent oil based drilling mud (drilling fluid) clean-up as nanofiller in the manufacture of nanocomposite materials. Research and initial experiments have been undertaken which investigate the suitability of Polyamide 6 (PA6) as potential polymer of interest. SEM and EDAX were used to ascertain morphological and elemental characteristics of the nanofiller. ICPOES has been used to ascertain the metal concentration of the untreated nanofiller to be treated (by oil and heavy metal extraction) before the production of nanocomposite materials. The challenges faced and future works are also discussed.

Citation

ADEGBOTOLU, U.V., NJUGUNA, J., POLLARD, P. and YATES, K. 2014. Waste to want: polymer nanocomposites using nanoclays extracted from oil based drilling mud waste. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 64, Article 012023. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/64/1/012023

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 4, 2014
Online Publication Date May 20, 2014
Publication Date Dec 31, 2014
Deposit Date Dec 16, 2014
Publicly Available Date Dec 16, 2014
Journal IOP conference series: materials science and engineering
Print ISSN 1757-8981
Electronic ISSN 1757-899X
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 64
Issue 1
Article Number 012023
DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/64/1/012023
Keywords Polymer nanocomposites; Nanoclays; Oil based drilling mud waste
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1103

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