Effects of Sugarcane's Bagasse Ash Additive on Portland Cement Properties
International Journal of Sustainable Development Research
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2017, Pages: 85-89
Received: Sep. 23, 2017; Accepted: Oct. 20, 2017; Published: Dec. 27, 2017
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Yasir Awad Allah Mohamed, Chemical Engineering Department Engineering College, Elimam Elmahdi University, Kosti, Sudan
Shihab Ali Khalifa, Nile Cement Factory, Kosti, Sudan
Salah Eldeen Fadoll Hegazi, Chemical Engineering Department, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia; Chemical Engineering Department, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
Hassan Abd Elwahab, Mechanical Engineering Department Engineering College, Elimam Elmahdi University, Kosti, Sudan
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The utilization of agricultural waste produced by different industrial processes has attracted the researchers attention. In this paper the influence of sugarcane bagasse ash (SCBA) as an additive in enhancing the properties of the portland cement was investigated. Thus, the ordinary Portland cement (OPC) was partially modified by adding fine sugarcane bagasse ash. The bagasse ash was sieved through No. 600 sieve, then the concrete and mortar mixtures samples were modified by adding 0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20% of BA respectively. The physical characteristics and chemical composition of the bagasse ash and cement mixtures analyzed and tested in Nile Cement Company). The obtained samples were examined and compared with the ordinary cement. The result revealed that addition of bagasse ash to cement up to 15% has improved the compressive strength of mortar. While the addition of 20% bagasse ash to cement results in decreasing the soundness of the cement and improving its fineness.
Utilization, Baggase, Cement, Fittness, Portland, Ash
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Yasir Awad Allah Mohamed, Shihab Ali Khalifa, Salah Eldeen Fadoll Hegazi, Hassan Abd Elwahab, Effects of Sugarcane's Bagasse Ash Additive on Portland Cement Properties, International Journal of Sustainable Development Research. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2017, pp. 85-89. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsdr.20170306.14
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