An investigation of usability of brown coal fly ash for building materials

Gamage, N, Setunge, S and Liyanage, K 2013, 'An investigation of usability of brown coal fly ash for building materials', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 438439, pp. 30-35.


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Title An investigation of usability of brown coal fly ash for building materials
Author(s) Gamage, N
Setunge, S
Liyanage, K
Year 2013
Journal name Applied Mechanics and Materials
Volume number 438439
Start page 30
End page 35
Total pages 6
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Abstract The Victoria State of Australia has the second largest reserves of brown coal on earth, representing approximately 20% of the world's reserves, and at current use, could supply Victoria with its energy for over 500 years. Its combustion, annually, yields up to 1.3 million tonnes of fly ash, which is largely use for land-fills. Disposal of fly ash in open dumps cause massive environmental problems such as ground water contamination that may create various health problems. This study focuses on the usability of brown coal fly ash to develop a sustainable building material. A series of laboratory investigations was conducted using brown coal fly ash combined with cement and aggregate to prepare cold pressed samples aiming to test their properties. Initial results indicate that compressive strength satisfies minimum standard compressive strength required for bricks or mortar.
Subject Construction Materials
Keyword(s) Brown Coal Fly Ash
Construction Material
Fly Ash Bricks
Fly Ash Mortar
Green Building Material
DOI - identifier 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.438-439.30
Copyright notice © (2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
ISSN 1660-9336
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