Comparative Study on Rice Husk and Ground Nut Shell in Fly Ash Bricks
Sanjay Salla1, Jayeshkumar Pitroda2, B. K. Shah3

1Sanjay Salla, Student of final year M. E. Construction Engineering and Management, B. V. M. Engineering College. Vallabh Vidyanagar-GujaratIndia.
2Jayeshkumar Pitroda, Assistant Professor & Research Scholar, Civil Engineering Department, B. V. M. Engineering College, Vallabh Vidyanagar-Gujarat-India.
3B. K. Shah, Associate Professor, Structural Engineering Department, B.V. M. Engineering College, Vallabh Vidyanagar-Gujarat-India.
Manuscript received on June 01, 2013. | Revised Manuscript Received on June 10, 2013. | Manuscript published on June 20, 2013. | PP: 5-8 | Volume-1, Issue-7, June 2013. | Retrieval Number: G0234061713/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: In India, large quantities of fly ash being generated, as most of our energy demand is met through coal based thermal power station. The fly ash generation is expected to grow further as coal would continue to remain major source of energy at least for next 25 years. The fly ash which is a resource material, if not manage well, may pose environmental challenges. At the same time world-wide agricultural footprint is fast growing, with vast agricultural land cultivation and active expansion of the agro based industries. The resulting large quantities of agricultural wastes, unfortunately, are not always well managed or utilized. These wastes can be recycled, such as by retrieving fibres from disposed leaves and fruits bunches, and then incorporate in brick making. The Agricultural Waste was sourced from Rice Husk and Ground Nut Shell added within the range. This research describes change in the physical properties such as weight, density etc. and mechanical properties like compressive strength of fly ash bricks made by adding different Agricultural Waste.
Keywords: Agricultural Waste Fly Ash Bricks, Agro-waste in Bricks, Fly ash bricks with agro-waste.