Noble International Journal of Scientific Research

Online ISSN: 2521-0246 | Print ISSN: 2523-0573


    Volume 2 Number 3 March 2018

Effect of Plantain Peel Ash (PPA) on the Mechanical Properties of Concrete

Pages: 11-18
Authors: Aliyu Usman, Nura Bala, Moshudi Bashiru
This research is aimed at investigating the effect of using plantain peel ash (PPA) obtained from plantain peel as a partial replacement of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) on the mechanical properties of concrete. The PPA used in this research work was subjected to control burning of Plantain peel into ash, which was grinded and passed through 75µmm BS sieve. PPA was used in partial replacement of ordinary Portland cement in the following percentages 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, and 25%.These partial replacement was used to produce concrete. PPA was found to contain all major chemical constituent found in cement with the exception of Gypsum,CaSO4, which are SiO2 (12.249), Fe2O3 (3.988), Al2O (2.653), CaO (7.897) and loss on ignition (LOI) was not found and it also contains other minor oxides found in cement. Consistency of cement-PPA paste was found to increase with increase in PPA content. Likewise the Setting time and Soundness of cement-PPA paste also increase with increase with PPA content. The cement-PPA and Compressive strengths were found to increase with curing time and decrease with cement replacement by PPA. It was observed that 10% replacement of cement with PPA attained the highest strength for all the curing ages.

Aim & Scope Instructions for Authors Editorial Board Indexed/abstracted in Submit Manuscripts Archive

Call for Papers

Call for Quality PapersAuthors are invited to submit their quality and original research manuscripts/articles for possible publication in the following journals. Following journals are published by Noble Academic Publisher (NAP). Noble Internati...

Read More

Publication Ethics

NAP has certain standard of publication ethics to ensure the quality of publications and originality of contributions. We only consider those contributions that are unpublished, original and not copied right by other person. The e...

Read More

Article Processing Charge

Article Processing Charges [APC]As with any other Open Access publishing company, with NAP there is no paper, no mailing, no subscriptions, and no restriction against using and sharing our journals. But we do have to pay for maintaining pub...

Read More