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Evaluation of pozzolanic reactivity of maize straw ash as a binder supplement in concrete

Aliu, Adekunle O. and Olalusi, Oladimeji B. and Awoyera, P. O. and Kiliswa, Moses (2023) Evaluation of pozzolanic reactivity of maize straw ash as a binder supplement in concrete. Case Studies in Construction Materials, 18.

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Cementitious materials, irrespective of their sources, play a vital role in cement hydration reaction in concrete. Hence, it is critical to understand how each supplement affects the early and later age properties of concrete. Maize Straw Ash (MSA), being a material with minimal consideration as a pozzolan for partial replacement of cement, was evaluated based on different researcher’s reports. A range of outcomes involving the use of maize straw ash as replacement materials in concrete were examined based on their impact on concrete in the early and later stages, and the findings were presented in addition to assisting in their future use. The impact of pozzolanic material on both mechanical and durability property were analysed, and how certain treatment methods influence the property of concrete in the early and later period. The data revealed that maize straw ash has comparable behaviour when given the same treatment technique before use, ability to increase strength over a long duration compared with other Agricultural waste (agro) materials, and likewise act as a void filler when concrete hardens to improve durability, with the usage of these materials for optimal strength not exceeding 20% replacement,shrinkage control not exceeding 30%, and 10–15% for good workability. At (500–800 ◦ C calci- nation heat), the pozzolanic reaction produces good results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maize straw ash Pozzolanic activity Pozzolanic reactivity Agro-waste Strength properties Void filler
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: AKINWUMI
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2023 10:19
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2023 10:19

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