Suitability of Agro-Wastes Based Flux as Enhancement for Welded Joints in Steels - A Review

Temitayo S. Ogedengbe, Oluwasanmi I. Alonge, Omolayo M. Ikumapayi, Sunday A. Afolalu, Samuel Bob-Manuel, Samuel Uwaifo, Esther T. Akinlabi

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Failure of engineering materials is most often catastrophic but yet avoidable. This possibility has resulted in various studies into possible ways to strengthen engineering materials with quite a lot of opinions surfacing. The rapid development in world population has brought about high demand for agricultural products, which in turn results in daily increase in environmental degradation and pollution, hence their consideration as agro-based flux. This study was a review of approaches to strengthen carbon steels using a few agro waste types (Date seed, Palm kernel shell & Banana peel). The characteristic properties and engineering value of these various wastes have been closely studied. The review shows that Date Seed and Palm kernel shell shows better strength abilities and could enhance steel types better than Banana Peel and is recommended for use.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01214
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization, ICMPC 2023 - Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sept 20238 Sept 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Energy
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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