The Effects of Using Ceramic Waste Powder and Palm Fiber on Mortar properties
Keywords:Palm fibers, Ceramic waste powder, Compressive strength, Water absorption, Mortar.
There are multiple industries that generate ceramic in the world. The ceramic waste ends as a landfill; and there is no it’s recycle. Moreover, palm fibers can be used for various purposes such as it can be mixed with mortar in order to minimize cracks. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of using ceramic waste powder and palm fiber on properties of mortar. OPC is partially replaced with ceramic waste powder with different percentages such as 10%, 20%, and 30% and palm fiber is added with 10% of replacement only at 0.5%, 1% and 1.5% of the weight of cement. The specimens are compared with the reference mix in the water absorption test under 105co for 24/h and compressive strength test after 7 and 14 days. The results showed that the optimum percentage of cement replacement with ceramic powder was 10%. Regarding the fiber, the percentage of water absorption got increased while increasing the fiber. The compressive strength of mortar with fiber was obtained more than the normal. More percentage of fiber led to more strength of mortar.
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