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Jitendra Kumar Katiyar, Speaker at Materials Conference
SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai, India


Steels are the most widely used material in all industries that undergoes wear and corrosion. Further, rusting of material has caused many adverse effects and even fatal in some cases leading to machine failure and breakage. Therefore, it is necessary to reduce the corrosion and wear of steel that are widely used in industries. Hence, in this study, hexagonal Boron Nitride (hBN) was used as an additive material that is blended in phenolic paint i.e., widely available in market. The hBN was ball-milled to activate their surface energy and characterized using XRD, SEM and FTIR followed by dispersion in paint using ultrasonication. The developed nanopaint was coated over a standard mild steel panel and pin for corrosion and wear tests using pin-on-disc (PoD) tribometer and Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), respectively. The EIS results reveal that higher concentration (above 0.5wt%) of nano additives increases the corrosion. It might be due to conduction of a large amount of particle distribution in a paint. Whereas lowering the additive amount to 0.5wt% increases the corrosion resistance. Furthermore, the PoD test was performed for the best and poor samples for corrosion resistance. The result reveals that the higher concentration of additive in paint shows better than lower concentrated additive paint.

Keywords: Coating, Milled hexagonal-Boron Nitride, Paints, Mild steel protection.

What will audience learn from your presentation?

  • Method to reduce the corrosion and wear of steel that are widely used materials in machinery.
  • Method to develop the stable nanocomposite paint for coating.
  • Necessity of ball milling of powder.
  • Necessity of characterization methods.


Dr. Jitendra Kumar Katiyar, presently working as a Research Assistant Professor, in Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology Kattankulathur Chennai, India. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from UPTU Lucknow with Honors in 2007. He obtained his masters, from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2010 and Ph.D. from the same institution in 2017. He has authored/ co-authored/ published more than 40+ articles in reputed journals, 35+ articles in international/national conferences, 15+ Book Chapters, 10+ books published in Springer and CRC Press USA. He is serving as a guest editor for special issue in Tribology Materials, Surfaces and Interfaces, Journal of Engineering Tribology Part J, Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering Part E, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Material Science and Engineering Technology, and Frontier in Mechanical Engineering: Tribology. Further, he is Member Editorial Board in Tribology Materials, Surfaces and Interfaces and Review Editor in Frontier in Mechanical Engineering.