Eco-friendly asbestos free brake-pad: Using banana peels

U. D. Idris, V. S. Aigbodion, I. J. Abubakar, C. I. Nwoye

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The use of asbestos fibre is being avoided due to its carcinogenic nature that might cause health risks. A new brake pad produced using banana peel waste to replace asbestos and Phenolic resin (phenol formaldehyde), as a binder was investigated. The resin was varying from 5 to 30 wt% with an interval of 5 wt%. Morphology, physical, mechanical and wear properties of the brake pad were studied. The results show that compressive strength, hardness and specific gravity of the produced samples were seen to be increasing with an increase in wt% of resin addition, while oil soak, water soak, wear rate and percentage charred decreased as the wt% of resin increased. Overall samples, containing 25 wt% in uncarbonized banana peels (BUNCp) and 30 wt% in carbonized (BCp) gave better properties. The result of this research indicates that banana peel particles can be effectively used as a replacement for asbestos in brake pad manufacture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of King Saud University, Engineering Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Asbestos
  • Banana peels
  • Mechanical and wear properties
  • Morphology
  • Physical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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