The Effectiveness of Palm Oil Fuel Ash Cement Paste to Control Degradation in Ammonium Nitrate Solution

Sadia, T., Rahman, Muhammad, Raudhah, A. and Doh, S. I. (2020) The Effectiveness of Palm Oil Fuel Ash Cement Paste to Control Degradation in Ammonium Nitrate Solution. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 712. 012024. ISSN 1757-899X

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This paper presents the use of treated palm oil fuel ash (POFA) as a pozzolanic material in modified cement paste to control degradation in ammonium nitrate environment. The POFA used in this study had a mean diameter of 8.7µm. The treated POFA was used to replace cement in different percentage of 0%, 10%, 20% and 30% with a constant water to cement ratio of 0.4. 50mm cement cubes was prepared for mechanical, durability and micro-structural test. Mechanical test consisted of the compression strength test and durability test consisted of the Volume of Permeable Voids Test (VPV). Meanwhile, micro-structural test consisted of the Thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA). After 28 days of full water curing, the 50mm cubes samples were immersed in 20% ammonium nitrate solution until 90 days. Based on the test results, it was observed that, cement cubes replaced with 20% POFA had good resistance against ammonium nitrate solution. However, in order to improve the current study, a number of recommendations had been suggested.

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Additional Information: This research was conducted mainly at Curtin University, through some experiment was also carried out at University Malaysia Sarawak and Universiti Malaysia Pahang. The research is partially funded by Universiti Malaysia Pahang (Grant No. RDU190151).
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2021 16:52
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 15:02

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