Preliminary Investigation of Thermal Behavior of Lightweight Foamed Concrete Incorporating Palm Oil Fuel Ash and Eggshell Powder

Authors

  • Ashfaque Ahmed Jhatial ORCID
    Affiliation

    Department of Civil Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Campus, Khairpur Mirs’, Sindh, Pakistan

  • Wan Inn Goh ORCID
    Affiliation

    Jamilus Research Centre, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, 86400 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia

  • Samiullah Sohu ORCID
    Affiliation

    Department of Civil Engineering, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Larkana Campus, Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan

  • Sajjad Ali Mangi ORCID
    Affiliation

    Department of Civil Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Campus, Khairpur Mirs’, Sindh, Pakistan

  • Aamir Khan Mastoi ORCID
    Affiliation

    Department of Civil Engineering, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Nawabshah, Sindh, Pakistan

https://doi.org/10.3311/PPci.16498

Abstract

This study was performed to investigate the thermal and mechanical properties of foamed concrete when supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) are utilized. Sustainable foamed concrete of 1800 kg/m3 dry density was prepared by incorporating Palm Oil Fuel Ash (POFA) ranging from 30 % to 35 % and Eggshell Powder (ESP) from 5 % to 15 % as SCMs. It was found that the combined utilization of POFA and ESP in the foamed concrete produced favorable results by reducing the thermal conductivity up to 42.68 % compared to the control sample, thus enhanced thermal insulating property of foamed concrete. This study confirmed that recycling and reusing of POFA and ESP are possible in foamed concrete which could be used for non-structural applications where thermal insulating is required.

Keywords:

alternative building material, supplementary cementitious material, sustainable concrete, thermal insulating, Urban Heat Island (UHI)

Published Online

2020-10-22

How to Cite

Jhatial, A. A., Goh, W. I., Sohu, S., Mangi, S. A., Mastoi, A. K. “Preliminary Investigation of Thermal Behavior of Lightweight Foamed Concrete Incorporating Palm Oil Fuel Ash and Eggshell Powder”, Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, 65(1), pp. 168–180, 2021. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPci.16498

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Research Article