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 Volume 4, Issue 11 (November 2017), Pages: 138-142


 Original Research Paper

 Title: Properties of self-curing concrete containing bottom ash

 Author(s): Daud Mohamad 1, *, Salmia Beddu 1, Siti Nabihah Sadon 1, Nur Liyana Mohd Kamal 1, Zarina Itam 1, Mohd Ariff Zainol 1, Mohd Zakwan Ramli 1, Wani Mohd Sapuan 2


 1Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University Tenaga Nasional, Selangor, Malaysia
 2Civil Engineering Department, Infrastructure University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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In this study, the concrete consists of a mixture of self-curing agent, bottom ash, superplasticizer, water and cement. By adding self-curing agent in concrete, it can reduce water evaporation effect and therefore increase the water retention capacity of concrete compared with conventional concrete, which leads to, improved compressive strength. Bottom ash is the residue that is not capable of burning attached to the wall of the combustion process in the furnace. In previous studies, outcomes showed that the introduction of bottom ash to concrete could increase the level of hydration and compressive strength. The trend of self-curing concrete will be analyzed in detail. Furthermore, the lab scale testing will be conducted to determine the workability and mechanical properties by varying the percentage of self-curing agent and bottom ash. The results reveal that Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) increase concrete workability and compressive strength compared to control mix. This promising result shows the potential of producing self-curing concrete using bottom ash. 

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 Keywords: Self-curing, Bottom ash, Polyethylene glycol (PEG), Compressive strength, Self-curing agent

 Article History: Received 19 March 2017, Received in revised form 3 September 2017, Accepted 8 September 2017

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 Mohamad D, Beddu S, Sadon SN, Kamal NLM, Itam Z, Zainol MA, Ramli MZ, and Sapuan WM (2017). Properties of self-curing concrete containing bottom ash. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 4(11): 138-142

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