Bagasse Ash As An Effective Replacement In Fly Ash Bricks

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Volume-4 Issue-10
Year of Publication : 2013
Authors : Apurva Kulkarni , Samruddha Raje , Mamta Rajgor


Apurva Kulkarni , Samruddha Raje , Mamta Rajgor. "Bagasse Ash As An Effective Replacement In Fly Ash Bricks". International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT). V4(10):4484-4489 Oct 2013. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group.


Utilization of industrial and agricultural waste products in the industry has been the focus of research for economic, environmental, and technical reasons. Sugar-cane bagasse is a fibrous waste-product of the sugar refining industry, along with ethanol vapor. Huge quantity of ash which is a waste product, available at very negligible rate. It causes the chronic lung condition pulmonary fibrosis more specifically referred to as bagassios. In this paper, Bagasse ash can be utilized by replacing it with fly ash and lime in fly ash bricks. Trial bricks of size (230x100x75) mm were tested with different proportions of 0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50% and 60% with replacement of fly ash and 0%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% with replacement of lime. These bricks were tested in Compression test and Water absorption test as per Indian Standards. The aim of this research was to make economical and green bricks to maintain environmental balance, and avoid problem of ash disposal.


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Fly ash (Class F), Bagasse ash, Sustainability, Environment, Waste re-uses, cost feasibility, Eco friendly bricks