Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science


Author’s Name : Tinesh Tha | Dr Lenin sundar M unnamed

Volume 03 Issue 08 2016

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 142-144

Abstract – One of the main ingredients used for the production of concrete is the Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). Cement is becoming a scarce commodity globally because of its growing demand day by day. It is the need of time to search such alternative materials that would partially or fully replace cement used in concretes and mortars without affecting its quality, strength and other characteristics.In recent years, fly ash when replaced with cement has emerged as a major alternative to conventional concrete and has rapidly drawn the concrete industry attention due to its cement savings, energy savings, and cost savings, environmental and socio-economic benefits. Magnesium potassium phosphate cements (MKPCs), blended with partially weight percentage of fly ash (FA) to reduce heat evolution, water demand and cost, were assessed using compressive strength. In addition to the main binder phase, struvite-K, an amorphous orthophosphate phase was detected in FA/MKPC system. It was postulated that an aluminium-phosphate phase was formed, however, no significant Al–O–P interactions were identified. This study demonstrates the need for further research on these binders, as FA is generally regarded as inert fillers within MKPC. The effects on using MKPC concrete of various mix(20%,30%,40% and 50%) was studied by workability, compressive strength & split tensile strength. The durability study by water absorption test was performed. 

Keywords— Concrete, Fly ash, MKPC, Struvite-K, Mechanical properties 


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