Durability Performance of Palm Oil Fuel Ash Cement Based Aerated Concrete in Marine Environment

Khairunisa, Muthusamy and Mohd Warid, Hussin (2011) Durability Performance of Palm Oil Fuel Ash Cement Based Aerated Concrete in Marine Environment. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference And Exhibition Of Women Engineer 2011 , 20-22 November 2011 , Bukit Gambang Resort, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. pp. 284-289..


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The ever popular issue on environmental preservation and sustainability all over the world has lead towards the innovation of new materials from either industrial or agricultural waste. Malaysia being one of the leading producers of palm oil has been conducting numerous researches to discover the various potentials of by-products generated by palm oil mills. The current findings revealed that palm oil fuel ash (POFA) produced in the mills can be used for producing a new alternative lightweight construction material known as POFA cement based aerated concrete having enhanced strength than specimen produced using 100% ordinary Portland cement. Since, the performance this material in marine environment is unknown, this paper presents and discusses the result on the strength performance of this lightweight concrete upon exposure to sea water for one year. The concrete cubes were prepared and subjected to water curing for 28 days before immersed in sea water. The compressive and flexural strengths of the specimens were tested at 3, 6 and 12 month following the procedures stated in BS 1881: Part 116 and ASTM C293-79 respectively. The study found that integration of POFA as partial cement replacement in aerated concrete enhances the performance of concrete in sea water environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Khairunisa Abdullah also known as Khairunisa Muthusamy
Uncontrolled Keywords: palm oil fuel ash; partial cement replacement; aerated concrete; durability; marine environment
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Dr. Khairunisa Muthusamy
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2015 07:26
Last Modified: 16 May 2018 00:55
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/10796
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