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Journal of Composites
Volume 2014, Article ID 189128, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/189128
Research Article

Agro-Residues: Surface Treatment and Characterization of Date Palm Tree Fiber as Composite Reinforcement

Mining and Metallurgical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Asyut 71515, Egypt

Received 18 June 2014; Revised 1 October 2014; Accepted 12 November 2014; Published 23 November 2014

Academic Editor: Nikhil Gupta

Copyright © 2014 Elsayed A. Elbadry. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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