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Physical properties of local palm oil clinker and fly ash

Ahmad, Hilton@Mohd Hilton and Mohd Noor, Nurazuwa (2007) Physical properties of local palm oil clinker and fly ash. In: 1st Engineering Conference on Energy and Environment, 27-28 December 2007, Kuching, Sarawak.


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As Malaysia will focus on biotechnology field as indicated in Ninth Malaysian Plan (RMK9) will bring tremendous effects to the local palm oil industry which also produces palm oil clinker as its waste by-product. This paper will studied the suitability of palm oil clinker to be used as coarse and fine aggregate for palm oil clinker concrete production. The parameters studied includes sieve analysis, specific gravity, moisture content, water adsorption, bulk density, aggregate impact value, crushing aggregate value, etc. Another local waste material from coal combustion, pulverized fuel ash (pfa) which react as pozzolanic material which have been proved by previous researchers as cement replacement in concrete mix proportioning to enhance the concrete properties also been studied for its physical properties. This study includes consistency of cement-fly ash paste, initial and final setting of different proportion of cementfly ash paste as well as the specific gravity of fly ash. All parameters for local palm oil clinker and pulverized fly ash were conducted and measured according to British Standard. All parameters were analyzed and compared to the values that been proposed by British Standard. The results given by the palm oil clinker and fly ash were found to be in good agreement with the concrete testing values for structural use.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sieve analysis; consistency of binders; specific gravity; palm oil clinker; pulverized fly ash
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: Nurul Elmy Mohd. Yusof
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2011 04:20
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2011 04:20
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1888
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