Micro-Physical Characterization of Buffalo Dung Ash

Author(s): Jagadesh P., Ramachandramurthy A. and Murugesan R
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of International Conferences (ICACMS) Advances in Construction Materials and systems Vol 2
Editor(s): Manu Santhanam, Ravindra Gettu, Radhakrishna G. Pillai, Sunitha K. Nayar
ISBN: 978-2-35158-194-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-191-9
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 142-151
Total Pages: 10
Language : English

Abstract: Ordinary Portland cement (OPC) is the second most consumable material next to water makes an immediate call to utilize other waste material to make sustainable environment.One such waste considered in this study is buffalo dung, an attempt to use it in construction field by converting into buffalo dung ash (BDA). Burning the dry buffalo dung in open atmospheric conditions the BDA is obtained. The aim of the present work is to determine pozzolanic compounds available in BDA using various techniques like X-ray diffraction
(XRD), fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR), thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA), derivative thermo gram (DTG), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDAX) to investigate the usefulness of BDA for the construction sector. These techniques are used to indicate the type of mineral, state of nature of mineral, morphological aspects, elemental analysis, etc. From the results, it is confirmed that pozzolanic mineral profiles are found in BDA, so it can be used as cement replacement in
concrete, which makes a greener environment in construction sector.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
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