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 Volume 6, Issue 11 (November 2019), Pages: 102-108


 Original Research Paper

 Title: The advancement of ceramic waste in concrete

 Author(s): Al-Azhar Zahir Mohammed Al-Ruqaishi, Mahmood Salim Hamed Ali Allamki, Kiran Kumar Poloju *


 Civil Engineering Department, Middle East College, Muscat, Oman

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This paper reflects the benefits of ceramic waste in the construction industry. Slump test, the specific gravity of cement, fine aggregate and coarse aggregate including water absorption of aggregates tests are conducted to justify the fresh properties of concrete and are verified. Cubes and cylinders of size 150x150x150mm and 150x 500mm are cast with and without ceramic powder of 10%, 20%, and 30% respectively. In order to get a relative idea about the mechanical properties of concrete, axial compression test and tensile test of cubes and cylinders for 7 days and 28 days of curing in water were done. Sorptivity test has also been conducted to assess the durability of ceramic-based concrete. Test results indicate that the use of ceramic powder in concrete has improved the performance of compression strength as well as in durability. 

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 Keywords: Compressive strength, Tensile strength, Workability, Water absorption, Ecofriendly, Ceramic powder

 Article History: Received 2 June 2019, Received in revised form 31 August 2019, Accepted 9 September 2019


I thank civil engineering laboratory staff of Middle East College, Oman and The Research Council for funding this project through FURAP.

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 Conflict of interest:  The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


 Al-Ruqaishi AZM, Allamki MSHA, and Poloju KK (2019). The advancement of ceramic waste in concrete. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 6(11): 102-108

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