Carbohydr Polym 2020 Apr 27;234:115925. Epub 2020 Jan 27.
College of Land and Environment, Shenyang Agricultural University, Shenyang 110866, Liaoning, China; National Engineering Laboratory for Efficient Utilization of Soil and Fertilizer Resources, Shenyang 110866, Liaoning, China; Key Laboratory of Arable Land Conservation (Northeast China), Ministry of Agriculture, Shenyang 110866, Liaoning, China.
Inorganic matter modifications were used to improve the hydrophobic properties and slow-release effects of water-based copolymer films. Water-based copolymers were prepared by aqueous polymerization of polyvinyl alcohol, starch, chitosan, and sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, and then, zeolite powder, volcanic ash or biochar were added to prepare the inorganic matter modified water-based copolymer films. The results showed that the inorganic matter modified water-based copolymer films had enhanced thermal stability, reductions in O-H and water vapour permeability, and increased crystallinity and roughness. Read More