Study on Sugarcane Bagasse Ash as a Partial Replacement of Cement in M60 Grade Concrete Exposed to Acidic Environment

International Journal of Civil Engineering
© 2017 by SSRG - IJCE Journal
Volume 4 Issue 9
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : P V Rambabu, G V Rama Rao
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P V Rambabu, G V Rama Rao, "Study on Sugarcane Bagasse Ash as a Partial Replacement of Cement in M60 Grade Concrete Exposed to Acidic Environment," SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 4,  no. 9, pp. 1-9, 2017. Crossref,


One of the main challenges now confronting the concrete industry in India is to meet the demand posed by enormous infrastructure needs due to rapid industrialization and urbanization. With the shrinkage of natural resources to produce Ordinary Portland cement (OPC), increased use of suitable industrial waste materials having pozzolanic characteristics that can replace cement clinker is one of the ways to meet the challenge. Sugarcane bagasse is one such cement replacing pozzolanic material. The positive effect of using sugarcane bagasse in concrete includes Producing concrete of better rheology, higher strength and enhanced durability. Preservation of lime stone and coal reserves Minimizing greenhouse gas emissions associated with manufacturing of OPC. Considering the above beneficial effects of using sugarcane bagasse in concrete, this should be considered as resource material rather than an industrial waste. The present experimental investigation was carried on bagasse ash and has been chemically and physically characterized, and partially replaced in the ratio of 0%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% by weight of cement in concrete. The variable factors considered in this study were concrete of grade M60 for a curing period of 28 days, 60 days and 90 days of the concrete specimens in 1%, 3%, 5% H2SO4 and HCl solution. Test for compressive strength at the age of 28days, 60days and 90days were conducted and results are presented.


High Strength Concrete, M60 grade concrete, Sugarcane bagasse, Sulfuric Acid, Hydro Chloric Acid, Mix Design as Per ACI Code.


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