Production and Characterisation of Microfine Sized Palm Oil Fuel Ash (POFA) Originated from Bau, Lundu Palm Oil Mill

Raudhah, Ahmadi and Saiful, M.S. and Zawawi, D.F. and Sonia, Z A Rahman (2016) Production and Characterisation of Microfine Sized Palm Oil Fuel Ash (POFA) Originated from Bau, Lundu Palm Oil Mill. MATEC Web of Conferences, 87. ISSN 2261236X

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This paper investigates an effective and economical way for laboratory scale production of micro fine sized palm oil fuel ash (POFA) using an electric powder grinder. The raw POFA obtained from the palm oil mill is initially grinded by using Los Angeles abrasion machine, and then sieved using 150 μm sieve before it is burned in a furnace at 500°C. The burned POFA is then grinded using electric powder grinder to obtain the targeted micro fine sized. The physical, morphological and chemical properties of the micro fine sized POFA produced are analysed in the form of cement paste using Particle Size Analyzer (PSA), nitrogen sorption by using BET method, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS). The results show that 96% micro fine sized POFA is produced when using the optimum grinding process. The microstructural analyses of cement paste with 20% micro fine sized POFA replacement give the optimum results that contribute to higher compressive strength. The overall results of this research show that the optimum grinding process by using electric powder grinder is relevant and can be used as pioneering work in the concrete production industry

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cements; Compressive strength; Energy dispersive spectroscopy; Engineering research; Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; Grinding (machining); Grinding mills; Oil shale; Oil well cementing; Particle size; Particle size analysis; Scanning electron microscopy, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2017 08:01
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 03:11

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