Effects of Crude Oil Contaminant on the Engineering Properties of Concrete
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 178-182
Received: Oct. 15, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 26, 2015; Published: Nov. 16, 2015
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George Abednego, Department of Civil Engineering, Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori-Ogoni, Rivers State, Nigeria, West Africa
Onungwe Ishmael, Department of Civil Engineering, Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori-Ogoni, Rivers State, Nigeria, West Africa
Oba Achemie, Department of Civil Engineering, Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori-Ogoni, Rivers State, Nigeria, West Africa
Akpan Paul, Department of Civil Engineering, Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori-Ogoni, Rivers State, Nigeria, West Africa
Sarogoro Samuel, Department of Civil Engineering, Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori-Ogoni, Rivers State, Nigeria, West Africa
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Abstract
The artificial application of crude oil in various percentages in concrete mix constituent to under study the service interaction of concrete in contact with oil was carried out. The research contained herein present the investigation, analysis and comparative results obtained from a total of 96 concrete cubes sample consisting of 12 control cubes, 12 0% contaminated cubes cured in Bodo crude oil water and 72various percentages of crude oil contaminated cubes cured in potable water. The tests conducted were slump and flow rate in terms of freshly mixed concrete and compressive strength in terms of hardened content. The OPC concrete mix which adopted 0.5 water cement ratio was cured for 7, 14, 21 and 28 days in its cubes form and the results obtained indicated that concrete is highly susceptible when in contact with crude oil. Its contact with crude oil causes it to deterioration as well as slow strength development and increased percentage flow rate. The difference between the control mix and the 25% crude oil contamination was 16N/mm2 at 28 days, which explicitly spells out the consequences of crude oil effect on the properties of concrete structures.
Keywords
Crude Oil, Contaminated Water, Compressive Strength, Slump, Concrete Flow Rate
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George Abednego, Onungwe Ishmael, Oba Achemie, Akpan Paul, Sarogoro Samuel, Effects of Crude Oil Contaminant on the Engineering Properties of Concrete, American Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 178-182. doi: 10.11648/j.ajce.20150305.16
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