Study on Compressive Properties of Partial Replacement of Cement in Mortar by Sugarcane Bagasse Ash
Ariba K. Hamidi1, Amit R. Nishad2, Rahul R. Patle3

1Ariba K. Hamidi, Department of Civil Engineering, ITM College of Engineering, Kamptee (Maharashtra)-441001, India.
2Amit R. Nishad, Department of Civil Engineering, ITM College of Engineering, Kamptee (Maharashtra)-441001, India.
3Rahul R. Patle, Department of Civil Engineering, ITM College of Engineering, Kamptee (Maharashtra)-441001, India.
Manuscript received on April 03, 2018. | Revised Manuscript received on April 23, 2018. | Manuscript published on May 20, 2018.| PP: 6-9 | Volume-4 Issue-9, May 2018 | Retrieval Number: I0807054918/2018©BEIESP
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Abstract: As the increase in demand for construction material goes on increase, it becomes difficult to fulfill such amount of supply of construction materials also causing increase in their rate respectively. To overcome such a problem the main focus of researchers is to utilizing industrial or agricultural waste materials as a raw material which replaces the quantity of cement. Utilization of these wastes will not only be economical but also results in environmental pollution control. Some of the industrial waste materials are blast furnace slag, fly ash and silica fume which are being used as supplementary cementing materials. On the other hand, Sugar cane bagasse ash is a fibrous waste product of the sugar industry. This waste product is already causing serious environmental pollution, which results in urgent solution of disposal. Here bagasse ash is mainly contains aluminum ion and silica which can be used as an alternative binding material. In this research paper the bagasse ash powder used is obtained from Purti Power plant (Bela) and sieved through 90 micron IS sieve size. Bagasse ash is partially replaced with ordinary Portland cement in the ratio of 0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25% by weight in mortar. The properties of fresh mortar like compressive strength are determined after 7 days, 14 days and 28 days for M10 mix. It has been found that the replacement of cement by sugarcane bagasse ash can be effectively utilized for the purposed like plastering, filling the space between bricks, footway, etc.
Keywords: Bagasse Ash, Compressive Strength, Replacement of Cement, Mortar, Ordinary Portland Cement