Ahmed Allal

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The development and optimization of a new, environment-friendly adhesive made from abundant and renewable cornstarch and tannin is described in this study. At present, the production of wood composites mainly relies on petrochemical- and formaldehyde-based adhesives such as phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resins and urea-formaldehyde (UF) resins. Formaldehyde-free(More)
This study investigated the physical properties (rheological and thermogravimetric analysis) of cornstarch-tannin adhesives and the mechanical properties (dry tensile strength and 3-point bending strength) of plywood made using cornstarch-tannin adhesives. This adhesive was evaluated for its utility in interior plywood manufacture. The optimum cure(More)
A formaldehyde-free adhesive consisting of a corn flour/NaOH adhesive mixture and a mimosa tannin/hexamine intermediate component was developed and evaluated for application to wood panels such as particleboards. The main ingredients of this adhesive include corn flour, NaOH, mimosa tannin and hexamine. This study investigated the physical properties(More)
• At present, the production of wood composites mainly relies on the petrochemical-based and formaldehyde-based adhesives such as phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resins and urea-formaldehyde (UF) resins, which are non-renewable and therefore ultimately limited in supply. • This paper concerns the decay resistance of wood products bonded with a new,(More)
A free-volume and friction viscosity model is presented versus pressure and temperature, valid for both gaseous and dense fluids. This model involves only three adjustable parameters for each pure compound. It is able to represent the gas-liquid transition and the behavior in the supercritical conditions. The model has been successfully applied to methane(More)
In this work, a simultaneous modeling of the self-diffusion coefficient and the dynamic viscosity is presented. In the microstructural theory these two quantities are governed by the same friction coefficient related to the mobility of the molecule. A recent free-volume model, already successfully applied to dynamic viscosity, has been considered and(More)
The aim of this work is to use a recently developed statistical model of dispersions with nonhydrodynamic interactions to describe the linear viscoelastic properties of emulsions of Newtonian liquids. None of the existing models can describe the rheological behavior of such systems, particularly the elastic properties, in the linear regime. We first present(More)
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