Suitability of Powdery Ceramic Tiles as Partial Alternate Ingredient of Ordinary Portland Cement in Concrete Production

Adeala, A.J and Osore, O.T. (2019) Suitability of Powdery Ceramic Tiles as Partial Alternate Ingredient of Ordinary Portland Cement in Concrete Production. International Journal of Latest Technology in Engineering, Management & Applied Science (IJLTEMAS), VIII (XI). pp. 29-33. ISSN 2278-2540

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Construction site is associated with the collection and disposal of wastes such as ceramic tiles and in order to minimize the landfill up in environment, the ceramic tiles was grinded into powder and used as partial substitute of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) in concrete. This study investigated the structural properties of powdery ceramic tiles concrete with graded levels: (0%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20%) of powdery ceramic tiles. Wastes of tiles generated from construction sites were used to replace cement in the production of 1:2:4 mix concrete, at constant water-cement ratio of 0.5, cast in sets of twelve (12) each in 150mm x 150mm x 150mm moulds. The resulting concrete cubes cured for 28 days and tested for absorption, compressive strength and workability of fresh concrete were also carried out in accordance with BS1881, 1983.The result showed that the compressive strength at 28 day were 27.06 N/mm2 27.42 N/mm2 , 27.42 N/mm2 , 28.77 N/mm2 , 21.02 N/mm2 at 0%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% respectively. Regarding to the compressive strength values, it was observed that powdery ceramics tiles concrete at 15% replacement has 28.77 N/mm2 compressive strengths at 28 days of crushing after curing. Workability and absorption properties of the powdery ceramic tiles concrete also exhibited the same trend with that of compressive strength. The cost of construction can be reduced by 15%, if 15% of weight of PCT is used as substitute for cement. The research concluded that PCT at 28 days possesses strikingly similar characteristics with normal concrete up to 15% replacement which can be used for normal weight concrete. Suitability of powdery ceramic tiles can be as partial alternative of ordinary Portland cement in concrete production for sustainability in construction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compressive Strength, Landfill-up, Powdery Ceramic Tiles, Water absorption, Workability.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Joy Oluwabukola Olayiwola
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2021 09:28
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2021 09:28

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