Effect of Sugarcane Molasses on Compressive Strength and Workability of Fly Ash Mixed Concrete

Authors(7) :-Shantanu Bhide, Jayesh Darshane, Darshana Shinde, Sudhanshu Dhokale, Prathamesh Deshmukh, Yashraj Desai, Pradeep Kodag

Molasses, a by-product of sugar industry, is used as a water reducing, retarding admixture in fly ash mixed concrete. The positive effects of fly ash as a partial replacement of cement on the strength and durability of concrete are recognized through numerous researches. In this study, mechanical property such as compressive strength and workability of concrete adding fly ash and sugarcane molasses sourced from southern Maharashtra has been investigated. Effect of molasses with concentrations of 0.1%, 0.15%, 0.2% and 0.25% by weight of cement, cured at 7, 28 and 56 days were examined. The strength of concretes with various dosages of molasses showed slight increase at 7-day age against concrete without molasses. The compressive strength test results showed significant strength gain at all ages for 0.15% dosage molasses but peaks at 43.89% at 28 days. However, there was no significant increase in strength from 28 to 56 days which peaks 4.8% for 0.15% dosage. The slump values were observed to increase linearly with increase in dosage of molasses from 0.1% to 0.25% respectively.

Authors and Affiliations

Shantanu Bhide
UG Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Jayesh Darshane
UG Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Darshana Shinde
UG Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Sudhanshu Dhokale
UG Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Prathamesh Deshmukh
UG Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Yashraj Desai
UG Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Pradeep Kodag
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Admixture, Compressive Strength, Molasses, Retardation, Slump, Workability.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 3 | May-June 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 607-612
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1733150
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Shantanu Bhide, Jayesh Darshane, Darshana Shinde, Sudhanshu Dhokale, Prathamesh Deshmukh, Yashraj Desai, Pradeep Kodag , " Effect of Sugarcane Molasses on Compressive Strength and Workability of Fly Ash Mixed Concrete, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.607-612, May-June-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET1733150

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