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Volume 258, 2019International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Structures and Construction Materials (SCESCM 2018)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Green Construction Materials and Technologies, Environmental Impact and Green Design, Local and Recycled Materials|
|Published online||25 January 2019|
Concrete using sawdust as partial replacement of sand : Is it strong and does not endanger health?
1 Faculty of Civil Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam, Malaysia
2 RJA Consultant, Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
This study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of concrete using sawdust to partially replace the river sand which could reduce both environmental problems and construction cost. In this study, sawdust concrete has been produced where the river sand is replaced with sawdust by 5%, 10% and 15% of the total sand volume. Both wet concrete and hardened concrete (cubes specimens) were tested through material testing and cube testing to obtain the most optimum sawdust concrete design. In addition, specimens have also been tested in environmental laboratory to identify the extent of hazardous use of sawdust to consumer health. This is because the dust used is the waste taken from the unknown root of the level of cleanliness. The result shows that the most optimum design for producing sawdust concrete is that with 10% replacement of river sand. The result is based on the compressive strength obtained. The results of environmental study also show that this sawdust concrete is free from any harmful to health contaminants.
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