Properties of Fly Ash Blocks Made from Adobe Mould

  • Alankrit Chokhani
  • B. S. Divakar
  • Archana S. Jawalgi
  • M. V. Renukadevi
  • K. S. Jagadish
Original Contribution


Fly ash being one of the industrial waste products poses a serious disposal problem. This paper presents an experimental study of utilization of fly ash to produce blocks with varying proportions and mix combinations. Composition of fly ash blocks mainly consist of fly ash and sand, with cementitious product as either cement, lime or both, such as fly ash-sand-cement, fly ash-sand-lime and fly ash-sand-cement-lime are used. Four different proportions for each of the mix combinations are experimented. Compressive strength, water absorption, Initial rate of absorption, and dry density of fly ash blocks are studied. The influence of partial and complete replacement of cement by lime is examined.


Blocks Fly ash Embodied energy Sustainability 



Authors would like to acknowledge sincere thanks to Mrinmayee Consultants, Bangalore, India and R V college of Engineering, Bangalore, India and for providing support to carry out this research work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alankrit Chokhani
    • 1
  • B. S. Divakar
    • 1
  • Archana S. Jawalgi
    • 2
  • M. V. Renukadevi
    • 2
  • K. S. Jagadish
    • 3
  1. 1.JSS Academy of Technical EducationBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.R V College of EngineeringBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Indian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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