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Strength and water absorption rate of concrete made from palm oil fuel ash

Manap, Norpadzlihatun and Muhamad, Nor Izzah and Sandirasegaran, Kavitha (2017) Strength and water absorption rate of concrete made from palm oil fuel ash. Materials Science Forum, 889. pp. 261-264. ISSN 16629752

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Concrete is one of the most important materials for construction industry. The material in the mixture of concrete includes cement, sand and coarse aggregate. Production of cement causes the air pollution from the emission of carbon dioxide to the air. This research studies the replacement of cement with palm oil fuel ash (POFA) in the concrete mixture. The objective of this research is to investigate the compressive strength of concrete and water absorption rate of concrete made from POFA and to compare the strength and absorption rate between conventional concrete and concrete made from POFA. This is to indicate whether the compressive strength and absorption rate are equivalent to the strength of conventional concrete. The methodology used in this research is experimental method and the palm oil fuel ash was taken from palm oil mill in Cha’ah, Johor, Malaysia. The results of this research are the specimens which contain 20% POFA has a compressive strength and water absorption rate comparable to conventional concrete.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compressive strength; water absorption; palm oil fuel ash; concrete
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2018 01:14
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2018 01:14
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10340
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