USING OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE AS A GREEN CHEMICAL ADMIXTURE IN CONCRETE

Shatha Sadiq Hussen

Abstract


In the modern construction practices, industrial wastes or by-products are largely used as raw materials in cement and concrete. It imparts positive environmental effect because the waste materials are not released to the environment; therefore, this research study was conducted to investigate the effects of used engine oil on properties of fresh and hardened concrete. The main variables included the type and dosage of admixture (commercially air entraining agent, used engine oil, and new engine oil), consistency, rate of slump loss, setting time and compressive and splitting tensile strength. Results showed that performance of used engine oil and the new engine oil mixes were similar. Results of this study also showed that used engine oil acted as a chemical plasticizer by improving the fluidity and the slump of the concrete mix. The used engine oil decreases the initial setting time and increases the consistency and rate of fluidity loss of ordinary Portland cement concrete. Effects of engine oil on the concrete compressive and splitting tensile strength were negative with respect to the control/reference mixes. However, engine oil concrete has a higher compressive and splitting tensile strength than the corresponding concrete mixes containing dosage of commercial air entraining agent.


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