Investigating Prospects of Phyllanthus Muellerianus as Eco-friendly/Sustainable Material for Reducing Concrete Steel-reinforcement Corrosion in Industrial/Microbial Environment

Joshua Olusegun Okeniyi, Olugbenga Adeshola Omotosho, Olubanke Olujoke Ogunlana, Elizabeth Toyin Okeniyi, Taiwo Felicia Owoeye, Adebanji Samuel Ogbiye, Ebenezer Oluseyi Ogunlana
2015 Energy Procedia  
Characterization and experimental modelling were employed for investigating prospects of Phyllanthus muellerianus as eco-friendly/sustainable material for reducing concrete steel-reinforcement corrosion in industrial/microbial environment. Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy/Fourier Transform Infra Red Spectroscopy of the inorganic and organic constituent of the leaf, as well as total-corrosion effects of the leaf-extract admixture in steel-reinforced concrete were requisitely analyzed and
more » ... lyzed and interpreted. Results showed that Phyllanthus muellerianus is constituted of non-toxic level of inorganic/heavy metals, useful phytochemical constituents and essential heteroatoms that makes it potent with excellent reduction effects on the total-corrosion model of steel-reinforcement in concrete immersed in the industrial/microbial simulating-environment studied.
doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.772 fatcat:hvtvk7ud55davpxr4mififknue