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Use of Cow Dung Ash as a Supplementary Cementitious Material

Author(s):

Parimal Chandrakant Ikhar , Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering

Keywords:

Cow Dung Ash, CDA, Compressive Strength, Concrete Mix Design, Supplementary Cementitious Material, SCM

Abstract

The study shown in this paper reflects usage of cow dung ash a supplementary cementitious material. In the study carried out by us, we have focused on using cow dung ash as a supplementary cementitious material. Cow dung ash (CDA) is readily available as a result of burning dried cow dung cakes which is often used as a source of fuel to generate heat. We have used CDA as a supplementary cementitious material (SCM) up to 0%, 6%, 11%, 16%, 21%, 26% and 31% by weight in the concrete mix and cured the samples for a period of 3, 7, 14, and 28 days. Thus, the samples were tested for various tests namely physical, chemical, initial and final setting time, workability, consistency and compressive strength and results were obtained to ascertain the usage of cow dung ash as a supplementary cementitious material. The results obtained were analyzed to conclude usability of CDA in future by helping preserve our environmental ecosystem.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV7I90149
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2019
Page(s): 134-138

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