Usage of Brick Kiln Ash as a Supplementary Cementing Material

  • Jansher Khan Bhangwar Department of Civil Engineering, QUEST, Nawabshah, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Daddan Khan Bhangwar Department of Civil Engineering, QUEST, Nawabshah, Sindh, Pakistan
Keywords: Brick kiln ash, compressive,, tensile and impermeability

Abstract

Researchers are endeavoring to extract supplementary cementing materials from different agarin product. Different
types of agarin by-products are being used as a source of fuel for brick kiln. The generated ash from brick kiln is
usually dumped in open fields that creates a myraid of health and environmental issues. In this paper, an experimental
study is conducted to utilize the dumped ash as a supplementary cementing material in concrete. In order to find
out the optimum proportion of cement replacement, we replace cement with brick kiln ash at the ratio of 0 to 12.5%
with an increment of 2.5%. Subsequently, the tests of compressive strength, tensile strength and water penetration
are conducted. It is found that the cement replaced at 5% is optimum. The compressive and tensile strength are
increased up to 5% and 5%, respectively. Moreover, concrete impermeability is found to be improved by 50% at 5%
replacement.

Published
1931-12-20
How to Cite
Bhangwar, J., & Bhangwar, D. (1931). Usage of Brick Kiln Ash as a Supplementary Cementing Material. Quaid-E-Awam University Research Journal of Engineering, Science & Technology, Nawabshah., 17(2), 27-30. Retrieved from http://publications.quest.edu.pk/ojs-3.1.1-4/index.php/qrj/article/view/104