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Experimental Behaviour of Water Hyacinth Ash As The Partial Replacement of Cement In Concrete


S. Dinesh, V. Murugesh
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Concrete is probably the most extensively used construction material in the world. The main ingredient in the conventional concrete is Portland cement. The amount of cement production emits approximately equal amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Cement production is consuming significant amount of natural resources. That has bought pressure to reduce cement consumption by the use of supplementary materials. Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), an entirely free source of biomass is found unutilized as supplementary cementitious material until now. It grows vigorously and richly to produce a large biomass and doubles the population in two weeks. In this work, studies have been carried out to evaluate this bio-waste for the first time as cementitious material and this will be beneficial for future application of Water hyacinth ash in cement concrete. The study focuses on the workability, compression strength and split tensile strength performance of the blended concrete containing different percentage of water hyacinth ash as a partial replacement of cement. The cement in concrete is replaced accordingly with the percentage of 10% and 20% by weight. Concrete cubes are testing at the age of 7 days of curing. Finally, the workability and strength performance of ash blended concrete is compared with conventional concrete. From the experimental investigation, it has been observed that, the optimum replacement of Water hyacinth ash to cement is 10% for M30 grade concrete.

S. Dinesh, V. Murugesh

Water Hyacinth, Cement, Concrete, Setting time and Compressive Strength.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 3 | May-June - 2017
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2017-06-02 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
244-248 IJSRSET173363   Technoscience Academy

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S. Dinesh, V. Murugesh, "Experimental Behaviour of Water Hyacinth Ash As The Partial Replacement of Cement In 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.244-248, May-June-2017.
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