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Title: Effect of friction stir processing on human health

Authors: Nidhi Sharma; Mohd Atif Wahid; Pankul Goel; Kul Vaibhav Sharma

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, GNIT, Greater Noida, India ' Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, DTC, Greater Noida, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, IMS, Ghaziabad, UP, India ' Department of Civil Engineering, MNIT, Jaipur, India

Abstract: Friction stir processing is used to improve the surface structure and different properties of the metallic elements. FSP is performed in solid state particles of nano to 10 μm in inserted inside the metallic element using a rotating and traversing FSP tool. FSP is considered as a green technology, but the use of very small size particles may have some adverse effect on the environment and in turn on human beings if inhaled during FSP. During FSP, the use of FSP powdered particles may contaminate the surrounding atmosphere. These tiny particles of very small size may adversely affect the human health if gets inhaled. Unfortunately, this aspect of FSP has not been studied and it also figures out the health friendliness of the FSP may be overrated. This paper focuses on the various factors of FSP related to its effect on the environment as well as on human health.

Keywords: friction stir processing; FSP; respiratory tract; powdered material; human health.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFEM.2020.10031312

International Journal of Forensic Engineering and Management, 2020 Vol.1 No.1, pp.53 - 61

Received: 28 Nov 2018
Accepted: 26 Jun 2019

Published online: 01 Sep 2020 *

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