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Utilization of Agricultural and Commercial Waste Material in Construction


Rajendra Vaskela , Technocrats Institute of Technology (Excellence),Bhopal; Prof. Pankaj Rathore, Technocrats Institute of Technology (Excellence),Bhopal


Rice Husk Ash, Compressive Strength Test, Slump Cone Test, Standard Consistency Test, Aggregate Impact Test


Various materials with pozzolanic properties like fly ash, Condensed silica fume, blast furnace slag and rice husk ash have played an important part in the production of high performance concrete. During the late 20th century, there has been an increase in the consumption of mineral admixture by the cement and concrete industries. The increasing demand for cement and concrete is met by the partial replacement of cement by supplementary materials in concrete. Several pozzolanic materials have demonstrated their effectiveness in producing high performance concrete. This research deals utilization of the agricultural and commercial waste material into concrete, which may enhance the characteristics of concrete and makes environment eco-friendly. In the present work Rice husk ash (RA) has been used as partial replacement of cement in 10, 15, 20, 30%, and sand is also replaced by shredded steel waste in different proportions such as 10%, 15%, 20% and 30% and in third mix both the ingredients have been replaced simultaneously. Properties tested are compressive strength after 3, 7, 14 and 28 days and workability by measuring slump cone in 1:1:2 proportions. It has been observed that with the increase in percentage of RA compressive strength increases up to 20% and then decreases. However, with the increase in percentage of steel waste compressive strength keeps on increasing.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV7I20116
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2019
Page(s): 44-45

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