Green Concrete using Agro Industrial Waste (Sugarcane Bagasse ASH)
M. S. Chennakesava Rao1, N. V. N. Prabath2
1M. S. Chennakesava Rao, Assistant Professor, in the Department of Civil Engineering at Mother Teresa Institute of Science and Technology, India.
2N. V. N. Prabath, Assistant Professor, in the Department of Civil Engineering at Mother Teresa Institute of Science and Technology, India.
Manuscript received on February 18, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on February 28, 2015. | Manuscript published on March 05, 2015. | PP: 86-92 | Volume-5 Issue-1, March 2015. | Retrieval Number: A2539035115/2015©BEIESP
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Abstract: Today researches all over the world are focusing on ways of utilizing either industrial or agricultural wastes as a source of raw materials for the construction industry. These wastes utilization would not only be economical, but may also help to create a sustainable and pollution free environment. The utilization of industrial and agricultural waste produced by industrial processes has been the focus of waste reduction research for economic, environmental and technical reasons. Sugar-cane bagasse is a fibrous waste-product of the sugar refining industry, along with ethanol vapor. This waste product (Sugar-cane Bagasse Ash) is already causing serious environmental pollution, which calls for urgent ways of handling the waste. Bagasse has mainly contained silica and aluminum ion. In this project, the Bagasse ash has been chemically and physically characterized, and partially replaced in the ratio of 0%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 25% by the weight of cement in concrete. The bagasse ash was then ground until the particles passing the 90 μm sieve size reach about 85% and the specific surface area about 4716 cm2 /gm.Ordinary Portland cement was replaced by ground bagasse ash at different percentage ratios. The compressive strengths of different mortars with bagasse ash addition were also investigated. M25 concrete mixes with bagasse ash replacements of 0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25% of the Ordinary Portland cement were prepared with water-cement ratio of 0.42 and cement content of 378 kg/m3 for the control mix. I will test fresh concrete tests like slump cone test where under taken as well as hardened concrete test like compressive strength, split tensile strength, flexural strength at the age of 7days, 28 days and 90 days was obtained. The test results indicated that up to 10% replacement of cement by bagasse ash results in better or similar concrete properties and further environmental and economic advantages can also be exploited by using bagasse ash as a partial cement replacement material.
Keywords: Baggase ash, Fibrous waste product.