Materiales de Construcción, Vol 68, No 330 (2018)

Valorisation of sugarcane bagasse ash (SCBA) with high quartz content as pozzolanic material in Portland cement mixtures


https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.2018.00617

A. M. Pereira
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Faculdade de Engenharia, Ilha Solteira. MAC – Grupo de Pesquisa em Materiais Alternativos de Construção, Brazil
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6189-6873

J. C.B. Moraes
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Faculdade de Engenharia, Ilha Solteira. MAC – Grupo de Pesquisa em Materiais Alternativos de Construção, Brazil
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6871-0023

M. J.B. Moraes
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Faculdade de Engenharia, Ilha Solteira. MAC – Grupo de Pesquisa em Materiais Alternativos de Construção, Brazil
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7554-1755

J. L. Akasaki
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Faculdade de Engenharia, Ilha Solteira. MAC – Grupo de Pesquisa em Materiais Alternativos de Construção, Brazil
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1986-1196

M. M. Tashima
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Faculdade de Engenharia, Ilha Solteira. MAC – Grupo de Pesquisa em Materiais Alternativos de Construção, Brazil
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0885-9293

L. Soriano
ICITECH – Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología del Hormigón, GIQUIMA group, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5749-4609

J. Monzó
ICITECH – Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología del Hormigón, GIQUIMA group, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3657-3076

J. Payá
ICITECH – Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología del Hormigón, GIQUIMA group, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7425-5311

Abstract


Portland cement (OPC) production is one of the most contaminating greenhouse gas producing activities. In order to reduce OPC consumption, several alternatives are being assessed, and the use of pozzolanic material is one of them. This paper presents study on the reactivity of sugarcane bagasse ash (SCBA), a residue from sugarcane industry, as a pozzolanic material. In order to evaluate SCBA reactivity, it was mixed in pastes with hydrated lime and OPC, which were microstructurally characterised. These studies showed that SCBA presents some pozzolanic characteristics. Studies on mortars in which OPC was replaced by SCBA in the range 10–30% were also carried out. Replacement in the range 15–20% yielded the best behaviour in terms of compressive strength. Finally, it can be concluded this ash could be valorised despite its relative low pozzolanic reactivity.

Keywords


Active addition; Compressive strength; Mortar; Pozzolane; Thermal analysis

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