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Effectiveness of used engine oil on improvement of properties of fresh and hardened concrete

Shafiq, Nasir and Nuruddin, Muhd. Fadhil and Kamaruddin, Ibrahim (2006) Effectiveness of used engine oil on improvement of properties of fresh and hardened concrete. In: 6th Asia-Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, 5-6 September 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Use of mineral admixtures, processed and unprocessed industrial by-products and domestic and agricultural wastes as raw materials in cement and concrete is becoming popular. This has a positive environmental effect as the cost of safe disposal of waste is significantly higher and there are strict environmental regulations. Some references indicate that the leakage of oil into the cement in older grinding units resulted in concrete with greater resistance to freezing and thawing. This effect is similar to adding an air-entraining chemical admixture to the concrete. However, the hypothesis is not backed by significant research study reported in the available literature. This research study was conducted to investigate the effects of used engine oil on properties of fresh and hardened concrete. The main variables included the type and dosage of an airentraining agent (SIKA AER commercially available air entraining agent, used engine oil, and new engine oil). Results showed that used engine oil increased the slump between 18 to 38% and air content between 26 to 58% with respect to the control mix containing no admixture, used engine oil reasonably reduced the porosity and did not adversely affect the strength properties of hardened concrete.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:hardened concrete properties, porosity of concrete, used engine oil
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:382
Deposited By: Pn. Norazila Safri
Deposited On:16 Feb 2007 01:02
Last Modified:12 Jun 2012 01:57

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