Experimental study on utilization of Organic Waste Ash in concrete mixtures

In many of the third world countries, organic wastes have one of the main rations of total produced wastes, yet recycling programs are concentrated on the metal and plastic materials due to their high prices. Application of residual of the combustion of organic wastes instead of cement can lead to l...

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Journal Title: KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering
Authors and Corporations: Rahimi, Amir
In: KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 22, 2018, 1, p. 167-173
Type of Resource: E-Article
Language: English
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Korean Society of Civil Engineers
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Summary: In many of the third world countries, organic wastes have one of the main rations of total produced wastes, yet recycling programs are concentrated on the metal and plastic materials due to their high prices. Application of residual of the combustion of organic wastes instead of cement can lead to lower final costs, and at the same time it will reduce environmental pollution due to landfilling them. This paper contains an experimental study on the effects of using different percentages (5, 8 and 12) of Organic Waste Ash (OWA) instead of cement by weight on the mechanical properties and ductility of concrete specimens. Although XRF test results showed that organic waste is not a pozzolanic substance, but no severe long-term threats on the mechanical properties of concrete specimens was observed. Results showed that 5% of OWA instead of cement by weight leads to optimum performance.
Physical Description: 167-173
ISSN: 1226-7988
1976-3808
EISSN: 1976-3808