Journal of Applied Science and Engineering

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R. K. Upadhyay This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1, Arbind Kumar2 and P. K. Srivastava3

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Deoghar Campus, India
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra-Ranchi, India
3Department of Applied Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology, Deoghar Campus, India


Received: July 2, 2015
Accepted: October 26, 2015
Publication Date: March 1, 2016

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The experiments on electrochemical machining of stainless steel SS316 have been carried out according to designed experimental plan to observe the effect of nano zero valent iron (NZVI) mixed electrolyte solution on material removal rate. Dependence of material removal rate on feed rate in presence of NZVI has been determined and compared with theoretical values. These comparative investigations for MRR are given in tabular format with graphical representation. The significant effect on MRR was observed; when NZVI mixed aqueous NaCl solution was used as an electrolyte due to its high reducing characteristics. The observed experimental results were found to be quite close with theoretical results.

Keywords: Nano Zero Valent Iron (NZVI), NaCl Electrolyte, SS316, Material Removal Rate, ECM


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