An Ecofriendly Inhibitor- Influence of Mollugo pentaphylla in Reinforced Concrete
I.Regina Mary1, T.Bhagavathi Pushpa2

1I.Regina Mary*, Civil Engineering, Mount Zion College of Engineering and Technology, Pudukkottai, India.
2Dr.T.Bhagavathi Pushpa, Civil Engineering,University College of Engineering, Ramanathapuram, India.

Manuscript received on October 11, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 25 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 2511-2513 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4824119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4824.119119
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Abstract: In reinforced concrete structures corrosion is the most destructive challenging problem. Many techniques are available to reduce corrosion. Extracts from plant have been used as a protective coating for steel reinforcement.The corrosion inhibiting nature of the extract of Mollugo pentaphylla in M20 grade concrete was examined in this paper.The cube casted were exposed to 3% NaCl for 56 days and it was investigated by using gravimetric method,pH measurement, open circuit potential test and compressive strength test. The compressive strength test was conducted after curing for 28 days. The inhibitor solution was prepared using distilled water and extract of Mollugo pentaphylla for 0%, 50% and 100% concentration. From the results it has been observed that the inhibiting efficiency increases with the decrease in concentration.
Keywords: Mollugo Pentaphylla, Sodium Chloride, Inhibitor, Open Circuit Potential test.
Scope of the Article: Nanometer-Scale Integrated Circuits