International Journal of Materials Science and Applications

Volume 12, Issue 4, July 2023

  • Research Article

    Contribution to the Study of the Water Behavior of Starch-Based Composite Films

    Doumbia Ahmed*, Assanvo Edja F.

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 4, July 2023
    Pages: 46-51
    Received: 31 July 2023
    Accepted: 21 August 2023
    Published: 8 September 2023
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmsa.20231204.11
    Abstract: In our previous studies, we developed a composite based on cassava starch. However, it is observed, like all starchy materials, that it is very hydrophilic and its behavior depends on its water content. This is explained by the attachment of water molecules to the hydroxyl groups of starch via hydrogen bonds. The barrier to water absorption has bee... Show More
  • Geochemical, Geotechnical, Mineralogical and Microstructural Properties of the Cubitermes Sp Termite Mound Soil for Its Use in Construction

    Louis Ahouet, Sylvain Ndinga Okina, Adolphe Ekouya

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 4, July 2023
    Pages: 52-58
    Received: 30 August 2023
    Accepted: 15 September 2023
    Published: 27 September 2023
    Abstract: The geotechnical properties (grain size, Atterberg limits, compressive strength, CBR, linear swelling, static modulus, hydraulic conductivity, SSA, CEC, activity) of the cubitermes sp termite mound soil were determined. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy coupled with EDS and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry were used. The results s... Show More