Properties of pepper waste bricks

Yu, Holson Shen (2009) Properties of pepper waste bricks. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Pepper waste can be reprocessed with clay to produce useful materials for pavement purpose. The objective of this study is to investigate the mechanical properties of water penetrable bricks made from pepper waste. Due to the nature of the material, pore-forming ability of pepper waste was investigated. In order to compare the results, different ratios of the pepper waste (0%, 2%, 5%, and 10% by mass) were mixed with clay and fly ash. Then, all the brick samples of different compositions were moulded, dried and lastly, fired at 900 ºC. The water absorption, penetrability and compressive strength of the fired bricks were tested and compared with standard specifications. The brick samples have water absorption between 18.41% – 29.05%, penetrability rate as fast as 5.278×10-10 m3 s -1 and compressive strength between 6.17 MPa – 30.81 MPa. The compressive strength for all samples passed the minimum requirement by Malaysian Standard for the ordinary quality clay brick, which is not less than 5.2 MPa. The results showed that pepper waste addition would produce porous bricks with satisfactory mechanical properties.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2009.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Concrete--Testing, Concrete--Fracture, Engineering, 2009, UNIMAS, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, research, undergraduate, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2014 02:02
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019 07:11

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