Potential use of cameron highlands reservoir sediment in compressed bricks

He Qing Chua, Lee Woen Ean, Bashar S. Mohammed, M. A. Malek, Leong Sing Wong, Chao Wei Tang, Zhi Kwong Lee, Alfred Fuchian Lim, Yon Yi See, Jieun Lin Ooi, Mustafa Hashim, Usoff Yong, Nor Aishah Abbas, Hanafi Yusop, Rahsidi Sabri Muda

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Abstract

The objective of this research is to investigate the potential use of Cameron Highland reservoir sediment in compressed brick production. The sediments can be classified as well-graded clayey sandy SILT and well-graded gravely SAND whereby the grain size is comparable to the grain size of sand and silt. The sediment was used as a 100 % replacement for the soils content in conventional soil cement bricks. Besides that, sodium bentonite, mica, fly ash and bottom ash are used as pozzolan to partially replace the cement in the sediment cement bricks. This paper presents the compressive strength of sediment cement brick incorporating sodium bentonite, mica, bottom ash and fly ash as partial replacement of cement. The total replacement of soils by Cameron Highland reservoir sediment (Mix 2) shows significant increase in compressive strength of the bricks compare to the conventional soil cement bricks (Mix 1), while partial replacement of 10 % pozzolan results in optimum strength. On the other hand, 10 % of bottom ash and 10 % of fly ash (Mix 13) as partial replacement of cement achieved the highest compressive strength. This implies that sodium bentonite, mica, fly ash and bottom ash can be used as pozzolan to partial replace the cement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Engineering and Technology II
Pages487-491
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2014
Event2013 International Conference on Advanced Materials Engineering and Technology, ICAMET 2013 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 28 Nov 201329 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume594-595
ISSN (Print)1013-9826

Other

Other2013 International Conference on Advanced Materials Engineering and Technology, ICAMET 2013
CountryIndonesia
CityBandung
Period28/11/1329/11/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Chua, H. Q., Ean, L. W., Mohammed, B. S., Malek, M. A., Wong, L. S., Tang, C. W., Lee, Z. K., Lim, A. F., See, Y. Y., Ooi, J. L., Hashim, M., Yong, U., Abbas, N. A., Yusop, H., & Muda, R. S. (2014). Potential use of cameron highlands reservoir sediment in compressed bricks. In Advanced Materials Engineering and Technology II (pp. 487-491). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 594-595). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.594-595.487