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Possibility of lime as a stabilizer in compressed earth brick (CEB)

Riza, Fetra Venny and Ismail , Abdul Rahman and Ahmad Zaid, Ahmad Mujahidi (2011) Possibility of lime as a stabilizer in compressed earth brick (CEB). In: International Conference on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology 2011, 14-15, January 2011, Hotel Equatorial Bangi-Putrajaya.


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This paper highlights the production of lime, chemical reaction during the production process, lime reaction with the soil and the prospective use of lime in the future. The research works that has been carried out showed lime has superior properties than cement in enhancing soil structure and also exhibits less embodied energy than cement. The lime through its chemical composition, calcium hydroxide, able to reacts with the pozzolanic materials that presents in the clay soil. This pozzolanic reaction resulted to the formation C-S-H cementitious gel that will further stabilize the soil. The application of lime will also promote healthier environment since carbonation process that occur during carbonation period absorb carbon dioxide in the air. The production of compressed stabilized earth brick using lime will also contributes to greener environment as compared to normal brick production method which consumed extensive energy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: lime; hydraulic; hydrated; pozzolanic; clay
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP155-156 Chemical engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Nurul Elmy Mohd. Yusof
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 07:52
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 07:52
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1660
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