Effects of Powdered Fruit Pods of Acacia Tree on the Performance Characteristics of Soil Renders
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)|
|© 2014 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2014|
|Authors : Olekwu Benjamin Elah
Olekwu Benjamin Elah. "Effects of Powdered Fruit Pods of Acacia Tree on the Performance Characteristics of Soil Renders", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V15(4),200-202 Sep 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
This paper is an experimental investigation into the effect of powdered fruit pods of acacia tree (PFPAT) on the performance properties of fine reddish-brown (FRB) and fine light-brown (FLB) soil renders with the view to establishing an appropriate proportion of PFPAT required for effective performance. PFPAT is known in Hausa Language as gabaruwa while FRB soil and FLB soil are known as jarkasa and jangargari respectively. Studies carried out on liquid limit, plastic limit, plasticity index, shrinkage limit, drying shrinkage, and moisture absorption of FRB and FLB soil renders with PFPAT as an additive shows that it can effectively be used as admixture for the renders because it improved the above mentioned properties of the soil renders, and for better results, 10% of PFPAT by weight of the soil is recommended for addition.
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