Volume 7 Issue 1 (March 2020)

Pages 15-25

Utilization of Groundnut Shell as Reinforcement in Development of Aluminum Based Composite to Reduce Environment Pollution: a review

Shashi Prakash Dwivedi, Manish Maurya, Nagendra Kumar Maurya, Ashish Kumar Srivastava, Satpal Sharma, Ambuj Saxena


There are various types of reinforcements used in the development of aluminium based metal matrix composites. It was observed that by the use of ceramic particles, mechanical characteristics such as hardness and tensile strength were enhanced. However, density and cost was also increased. Groundnut shell is waste product that produces lots of soil pollution. By utilizing ground nut shell ash as reinforcement material with aluminium, mechanical properties can be improved. Further, density and cost of composite can be reduced. The aim of this review article is to study the influence of various types of reinforcements in the fabrication of composites with enhanced mechanical properties.

Keywords: Waste products, groundnut shell ash, tensile strength, hardness, density.