Effect of Pond Ash on Black Stone Waste Aggregate Concrete

  • U. Raghu BabuEmail author
  • N. Venkata Ramana
  • Sakevalla Vinay Babu
  • Piantee Pavithra
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 61)


During the energy generated from the thermal power plants, the waste generated in large quantities is a serious environmental concern due to its disposal. Many researchers have well documented the utilization of fly ash as a mineral admixture among the different wastes generated from the thermal power plant. However, limited studies have investigated the effect of the other wastes, including pond ash on the mechanical properties of concrete. In this context, the investigation on the effect of pond ash in the construction industry is required. In addition, this paper also investigates the utilization of black waste stone as coarse aggregate in concrete, which helps to reduce the consumption of natural resources. An attempt has been made to investigate the compressive strength and splitting tensile strength, and the performance of concretes made with partial replacement of cement with pond ash and coarse aggregate with black stone aggregate. For this, concrete specimens were prepared with two different w/cm (water to cementitious) material ratios, four different replacement ratios (0, 5, 15, and 25%) of cement, and four different replacement levels of coarse aggregate (0, 25, 50, and 75%). The experimental results concluded that the potential applicability of pond ash and waste stone aggregate in concrete leads to the active utilization of waste products from both thermal power plants and stone polishing industry. In addition, the relation between the compressive and tensile strength measurements was carried out by statistical analysis.


Pond ash Concrete Compressive strength Tensile strength Statistical analysis Industrial waste 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Raghu Babu
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. Venkata Ramana
    • 2
  • Sakevalla Vinay Babu
    • 3
  • Piantee Pavithra
    • 3
  1. 1.Applied Mechanics DepartmentSardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of TechnologySuratIndia
  2. 2.Construction Technology DepartmentVisvesvaraya Technological University, Center of PG StudiesKalaburagiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringG. Pullaiah College of Engineering and TechnologyKurnoolIndia

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