Durability of coconut shell powder (CSP) concrete

Leman, A S and Shahidan, Shahiron and Senin, M S and Shamsuddin, S M and Anak Guntor, N A and Mohd Zuki, Sharifah Salwa and Khalid, Faisal Sheikh and Azhar, A T S and Razak, N H S (2017) Durability of coconut shell powder (CSP) concrete. In: IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering.


Official URL: doi:10.1088/1757-899X/271/1/012007


The rising cost of construction in developing countries like Malaysia has led concrete experts to explore alternative materials such as coconut shells which are renewable and possess high potential to be used as construction material. Coconut shell powder in varying percentages of1%, 3% and 5% was used as filler material in concrete grade 30 and evaluated after a curing period of 7 days and 28days respectively. Compressive strength, water absorption and carbonation tests were conducted to evaluate the strength and durability of CSP concrete in comparison with normal concrete. The test results revealed that 1%, 3% and 5% of CSP concrete achieved a compressive strength of 47.65MPa, 45.6MPa and 40.55% respectively. The rate of water absorption of CSP concrete was recorded as 3.21%, 2.47%, and 2.73% for 1%, 3% and 5% of CSP concrete respectively. Although CSP contained a carbon composition of 47%, the carbonation test showed that CSP no signs of carbon were detected inside the concrete. To conclude, CSP offers great prospects as it demonstrated relatively high durability as a construction material.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080-1185 Polymers and polymer manufacture
ID Code:10117
Deposited By:Pelajar Praktikal UiTM
Deposited On:13 Aug 2018 11:28
Last Modified:13 Aug 2018 11:28

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