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Assessment of the Rheological properties of Aluminum dross in self-compacting concrete

Busari, A. A. and Loto, R. T. and Eronmosele, Esekhaigbe (2022) Assessment of the Rheological properties of Aluminum dross in self-compacting concrete. In: Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. Published under licen.

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This research assessed the rheological properties of aluminium dross in self-compacting concrete. Aluminium dross, solid waste from the aluminium processing industry, was used as a partial replacement for cement in the development of eco-friendly concrete. This was done in a bid to reduce the cost of management of this waste in track with the ‘waste to wealth’ initiative. In this article, aluminium dross was used as a partial replacement for cement at 0, 4, 8, 12, 16 and 20% content. The rheological test (workability) was carried out according to European Federation for Specialist Construction Chemicals and Concrete Systems (EFNARC) specifications. To this end the slump test, L-box, V-funnel and J-ring test was carried out at the replacement. The slump flow result indicated satisfactory result up to 20% addition, which indicates the good flowability characteristics of the concrete. The result of the research showed that aluminium dross, to a large extent, influenced the workability of the concrete produced. At 10% addition of this solid waste, the rheology was unsatisfactory from L-Box and V-funnel test result. The outcome of this research will guide researchers, engineers, and concrete users on the proper timing for mixing the special eco-friendly self-compacting concrete in the construction industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: AKINWUMI
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2023 11:16
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2023 11:16

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