Comparative Analysis of Cement Mortar Roof Tiles Using Agricultural Waste
In our research, we worked over the effects of using RHA and sugarcane baggage ash as a partial weight of cement replacement in cement mortar roof tile production. This work is based on an experimental study of roof tiles produced with ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and 10, 15, 20% (OPC) replaced by RHA and with sugarcane baggage ash separately. Rice husk and sugarcane baggage were brought form Bulandshahr and Allahabad and ash was produced by open-air burning the rice husk and sugarcane baggage away from the city. The tests which were performed evaluate the performance of this material were compressive strength, wet transverse strength, and water absorption. The samples were produced according IS CODE 1237-2012. Overall results show that RHA and sugarcane baggage ash have a reasonable potential to be used for the production of cement mortar roof tiles. Utilization of these waste materials will benefit society economically as well as environmentally.
KeywordsOrdinary Portland cement (grade 43) Rice husk ash (RHA) Sugarcane baggage ash Wet transverse strength Water absorption Compressive strength Stone dust
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