Bamboo Preservation Experiments as Encapsulation for Liquid-State PCM

Ova Candra Dewi, Kartika Rahmasari, Nandy Putra, Nisrina Dewi Salsabila, Tika Hanjani

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Bamboo has been known for its sustainability and versatility, which presents a promising green alternative material from tropical countries. This paper explores bamboo's potential as an encapsulation material for liquid phase change material (PCM), addressing leakage and fungal growth. The experimental procedures involve treating two different types of bamboo (black and tropical green) to see their capability as an encapsulation for phase change material. In addition, three experiments were applied: waterproofing, varnish, and pre-treatment. Qualitative analysis is conducted over a consecutive fourteen-day period, evaluating all the twenty different samples with different treatments as they hold the liquid PCM. Several pre-treated bamboos show leakage. Consequently, varnishing and waterproofing treatments emerged as crucial in effectively addressing bamboo encapsulation. The findings demonstrate that tropical green bamboo, treated with waterproofing on both sides, exhibited impeccable leakage prevention and successfully removed fungal growth, even when exposed to extended periods of moisture.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012013
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event4th International Symposium of Earth, Energy, Environmental Science, and Sustainable Development, JESSD 2023 - Hybrid, Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Aug 202327 Aug 2023


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