Investigation of industrial tea-leaf-fibre waste material for its sound absorption properties

Ersoy S. , Küçük H.

APPLIED ACOUSTICS, vol.70, pp.215-220, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apacoust.2007.12.005
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED ACOUSTICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-220


The sound absorption of an industrial waste, developed during the processing of tea leaves has been investigated. Three different layers of tea-leaf-fibre waste materials with and without backing provided by a single layer of woven textile cloth were tested for their sound absorption properties. The experimental data indicate that a 1cm thick tea-leaf-fibre waste material with backing, provides sound absorption which is almost equivalent to that provided by six layers of woven textile cloth. Twenty millimeters thick layers of rigidly backed tea-leaf-fibres and non-woven fibre materials exhibit almost equivalent sound absorption in the frequency range between 500 and 3200 Hz. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.