D-OPTIMAL RESPONSE MIXTURE DESIGN MODELING OF POLYSTYRENE WASTE ADHESIVE FORMULATIONS

Lucas Albert Jerome Hamidu, Umar Omeiza Aroke, Odeh Adey Osha, Idris Misau Muhammad
2021 International Journal of Engineering Technologies and Management Research  
The importance of polystyrene in handling and transportation of fragile equipment for safe delivery cannot be under stated. However; the post-usage has raised serious concern due to adverse effects caused by the litters on environment in blocking water-ways due to its weightlessness, release of oxides of carbon and resisting decomposition among others. This work was intended to model produced adhesive from polystyrene waste using Design Expert version 6.0.8 software and D-optimal mixture design
more » ... imal mixture design for the responses analyses to obtain the best adhesive. Eight (8) experimental runs were generated for resin formulations with only 3 feasible, coded: R1, R4 and R7, based on 2 factorial design of experiment for resin formulations. Furthermore, 14 adhesive formulations were generated for each resin, coded: R1AD, R4AD and R7AD, that is, the formulated resin was combined with additives to produce adhesive using 3 factorial mixture designs and 4 responses, namely: viscosity, pH, percentage moisture content and percentage solid content. The responses were modeled using D-optimal mixture design: the viscosity response modeling was best fitted with quadratic model for R1AD produced adhesives, while R4AD and R7AD produced adhesives were fitted with Cubic model. The pH, percentage moisture content and percentage solid content responses were all fitted with cubic model based on the statistical and modeled data. The modeling solution was further optimized and validated for the three adhesive productions, the general selection of produced adhesive based on desirability factor and line with experimental analyses from the responses shows: R7AD2>R4AD1>R1AD1 produced adhesives in the order of fitness.
doi:10.29121/ijetmr.v8.i3.2021.867 fatcat:va6nxxefivbe3durm5xqgxumty