Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Aerogels, Electron Microscopy, Formaldehyde, Hydrogel, Lignin, Mechanical resistance, Organic aerogels, pH, Pore Size, Porous, Solids, Supercritical CO2 drying, Tannin, Thermal Conductivity, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: Tannin and lignin are organic materials that are more cost-effective than synthetic, non-renewable phenolic compounds. In this paper, tannin-lignin-formaldehyde (TLF) composites were used to synthesize thermally insulative mesoporous aerogels. A thermal analyzer measured the thermal conductivity of two TLF samples using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that the TLF aerogels had better thermal insulation properties than any other organic aerogels reported in the literature, and were well within the thermal conductivity range of commercial insulating materials.
Reference: Industrial Crops and Products, 41 (2013) 347-355