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Concrete Corrosion Performance using Palm Oil Fuel Ash (POFA) as a Cement Replacement Material

Fadzil, Mat Yahaya and Hanisah, Harun and Wan Mohd Nazmi, Wan Abdul Rahman (2013) Concrete Corrosion Performance using Palm Oil Fuel Ash (POFA) as a Cement Replacement Material. In: Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering & Technology (MUCET 2013), 3-4 December 2013 , Kuantan, Pahang. pp. 1-4.. (Unpublished)


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The development and use of blended cement is growing rapidly in the construction industry mainly due to considerations of cost saving, energy saving, environmental protection and conservation of resources. Demand for the high durability and environmental friendly nowadays developed POFA as an alternative material to replace cement in construction field. In this research, the durability towards chloride penetration in concrete was assessed. The influence of POFA on the corrosion performance of concrete was studied by some accelerated short term technique in sodium chloride solutions. By adopting various activated techniques such as physical and chemical methods, hydration of POFA blended cement was accelerated and thereby improved the corrosion resistance of concrete. Concrete specimen prepared with 10%, 20% and 30% of POFA replacement were evaluated for their impressed voltage test, half-cell potential test and chloride binding capacity test and the testing results were compared with those for OPC concrete without POFA. All the specimens were cured for 28 days before the testing was done. The study confirmed that level of 20% POFA replacement as cement improved the corrosion resistance properties. Therefore, POFA can be used as a cement replacement material to improve the corrosion resistance of concrete. At the same time, the problem of disposal of palm oil industry can be solved and new product can be produced to generate economic resources.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corrosion; Durability; Palm oil fuel ash; Pozzolanic material
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 03:27
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2018 07:49
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