Concrete from an agricultural waste-oil palm shell (OPS)

M. A., Mannan and C., Ganapathy (2004) Concrete from an agricultural waste-oil palm shell (OPS). Building and Environment, 39 (4). pp. 441-448. ISSN 0360-1323


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Wastes are produced in large quantities from agro-based industries and the use of these waste materials in construction industry would contribute towards a cleaner environment. It also results in a cost effective construction material. A concrete using oil palm shell (OPS) as coarse aggregate has been found useful as structural concrete. As the bulk density of OPS is much less than stone aggregate OPS concrete becomes a lightweight concrete with a density of about 1850 kg/m3. The compressive strengths of OPS concrete range from 20 to 24 N/mm2 for 28 days; this satisfies the strength requirement of structural lightweight concrete. A test on concrete floor slab using OPS concrete is also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oil palm shell (OPS); Lightweight concrete; Mix design; Compressive strength; Slab deflection
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2010 16:17
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 15:05

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